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HIGHER EDUCATION AND ADULT TRAININC 
FOR PEOPLE WITH HANDICAPS 



NATIONAL CLEARINGHOUSE ON POSTSECONDARY 
EDUCATION FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH HANDICAPS 



Resource Directory 



1989 



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HEATH RESOURCE CENTER 

national clearinghouse on postsecondary education 
for individuals with handicaps 



HEATH is an acronym for Higher Education and Adult Training for people with Handicaps. The HEATH 
Resource Center operates under legislative mandate to collect and disseminate information nationally about 
disability issues in postsecondary education. Funding from the United States Department of Education enables 
the Center to increase the flow of information about postsecondary options, educational support services, 
policies, and procedures appropriate for those with disabilities who have left high school. 

As the national clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with handicaps, the HEATH 
Resource Center is designed to: 

• make known the educational and training opportunities available in whatever setting adults who have 
handicaps may choose to continue their education after high school; 

• promote the types of accommodations which enable full participation by people with disabilities in regular, 
as well as specialized, postsecondary programs; 

• recommend strategies which enable those with handicaps to pursue education after high school in the 
least restrictive and most productive environment possible. 

To accomplish these goals, HEATH has an extensive publication program, a toll-free telephone service, and 
a professional staff which participates in a strong network of colleagues across the country. 

Information from HEATH, a newsletter published twice a year and distributed nationally, is free of charge 
to subscribers. The newsletter highlights campus programs, provides information about new or pending 
legislation, and offers reviews of new publications and other media products. HEATH resource papers, 
monographs, guides, and directories focus on disability-related issues as they emerge on college campuses, 
vocational-technical training schools, adult education programs, independent living centers, and in other 
community-based training programs. Single copies of HEATH publications are free and may be reproduced. 
Most are available by request on audiocassette tape or computer disk. 

The toll-free telephone line enables postsecondary administrators and service providers, teachers and 
instructors, high school and vocational rehabilitation counselors, govenmental officials librarians, health 
professionals, journalists, as well as those with disabilities and their families to make inquiries directly to 
HEATH staff. 

Participation by HEATH staff in national, regional, and statewide conferences and training workshops has 
led to the development of a national network of professionals across the nation. This network enables staff to 
suggest speakers, access options, audiovisual materials, and other resources to enhance such meetings. 



HEATH staff can be reached Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Eastern Time at (800) 544-3284; or, in the 
Washington, DC metropolitan area, at (202) 939-9320; both lines are Voice/TDD. 

Inquiries may also be mailed to HEATH at One Dupont Circle, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036. Inquiries 
will receive prompt attention. 



Higher Education and Adult Training for people with Handicaps (HEATH) is a program of the American 
Council on Education. 

James J. Whalen, Board Chair, ACE 

President, Ithaca College 
Robert H. Atwell, President, ACE 



a program of the 

American Council on 

Education 

the national 

clearinghouse on 

postsecondary 

education for 

individuals with 

handicaps 

funded by the 

U.S. Department of 

Education 



Staff 

Rhona C. Hartman 

Director 

Ann R. Davie 

Assistant Director 

Jay Brill 

Resource Manager 

Lucy U. Trivelli 

Resource Associate 

Peggy Campbell 

Project Assistant 



Advisory Board 

Basil Antenucci 

Michigan 

Rehabilitation Services 

John Benanti 

National Association 

of Trade and Technical 

Schools 

Helene Corradmo 

U.S. Department of 

Education 

Margaret Gajda 

Parent Educational 

Advocacy Training 

Center 

James Gorman 

National Association 

of College Admission 

Counselors 

Barbara Intnligator 

National 

Clearinghouse on 

Careers and 

Employment in Special 

Education 

Ken McGill 

Social Security 

Administration 

Arnold Mitchem 

National Council of 

Educational 

Opportunity 

Associations 

Martha Ross Ozer 

Virginia 

Commonwealth 

University 

L. Allen Phelps 

University of Illinois 

Patricia Pierce 

Association on 

Handicapped Student 

Service Programs in 

Postsecondary 

Education 

Larry Scadden 

Electronics Industry 

Foundation 

Donald Slowinski 

American Association 

of Community and 

Junior Colleges 

Carol H. Valdivieso 

National Information 

Center on Children 

and Youth with 

Handicaps 

Susan Vogel 

National Institute on 

Dyslexia 



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July, 1989 



Dear Colleague, 



We are pleased to send you the new 1989 HEATH Resource 
Directory, a compendium of over 150 annotated references and 
resources for education and training after high school. 

This sixth edition of the Directory includes organizations 
and directories which can provide information on access and 
awareness, disability specific resources, community integration, 
technology, funding, and legal assistance. Pertinent laws and 
regulations are described and Department of Education Regional 
Technical Assistance Offices are listed so that additional 
materials can be requested. A selected Toll Free Telephone Service 
listing concludes the HEATH Resource Directory. 

The HEATH Resource Directory is designed for anyone who is 
involved with the postsecondary education or transitional needs of 
persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities, their 
families, as well as instructors, counselors, administrators, 
librarians, journalists, governmental officials, health care 
professionals, and others have used previous editions for training 
workshops and staff development programs. 

Please inform your colleagues about the availability of the 
new 1989 HEATH Resource Directory. A single copy of the HEATH 
Resource Directory is available free by request. Additional copies 
in bulk are available by prepaying with a check to HEATH. The cost 
recovery price for multiple copies is $.75 each, which includes 
postage. For example: 10 copies for $7.50; 25 copies for $18.75; 
50 copies for $37.50; 100 copies for $75.00. 

Thank you for sending your orders to the address at bottom of 
this letter. 

StwceTfely, 




iona C. Hartman, 

AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOffYBrfBllNQ 
15 WEST 16th b „ f 
NEW YORK, NY lOUil 

One Dupont Circle, Suite 800 

Washington, DC 20036-1193 

(202) 939-9320 or (800) 544-3284— both lines Voice/TDD 

SpecialNet ID: HEATH. ACE 




Ann R. Davie, Editor; Rhona C. Hartman, Director HEATH Resource Center; Peggy Campbell, Production 
Assistant. May, 1989. 

The HEATH Resource Directory has been prepared under Cooperative Agreement No. G0087C3052 with the 
United States Department of Education, awarded to the American Council on Education. The contents do not 
necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Government, nor does mention of products or organizations imply 
endorsement by the U.S. Government. This Directory is free by request to the HEATH Resource Center, One 
Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036. 



HEATH RESOURCE DIRECTORY 

1989 

CONTENTS 



About the HEATH Resource Center Inside front cover 

Using this Directory ii 

ACCESS and AWARENESS 

Access to Careers, Education, and Programs 1 

Architectural Access 4 

Family Support 4 

Organizations: Across-Disability 6 

DISABILITY-SPECIFIC RESOURCES 

Developmental Disabilities 8 

Hearing Impairment 9 

Learning Disabilities 11 

Mobility Impairment, Illness- and Injury-Related Disability 13 

Psychiatric Disabilities 15 

Vision Impairment 16 

COMMUNITY INTEGRATION 

Rehabilitation 18 

Independent Living 19 

Employment 20 

TECHNOLOGY 21 

FUNDING 22 

LEGAL ASSISTANCE 

Organizations 23 

Federal Laws and Regulations 24 

Technical Assistance 25 

INDEX 26 

TOLL-FREE TELEPHONE SERVICES Inside back cover 



THE RESOURCE DIRECTORY 

The HEATH Resource Directory is compiled biannually and is intended to provide a selection of resources 
in the major areas of interest in the field of postsecondary education and disability, rather than a comprehensive 
listing of such resources. Many of the organizations included can respond to questions about an individual's 
own situation, and most can provide published materials. In addition, they may be asked about sources of 
assistance close to the caller's location. 

The Table of Contents of the Directory provides an outline of its organization. At the end of many sections 
there are a few Additional Resources, which include books or directories, magazines, and/or other 
organizations which HEATH staff find helpful. Because many of the listed organizations have multiple 
purposes and can provide more than one type of service, readers of a particular section are referred to other 
organizations in other sections of the Directory ("See Also:"). The Index lists names of organizations described 
in the body of each section but not those listed in "Additional Resources." HEATH has resource papers on 
many of the topics which are listed under Additional Resources without annotation. They provide descriptive 
text, suggested procedures, and sometimes options for a person with a particular disability to consider. These 
publications may be ordered, free of charge, by writing or calling the Center. 

The Directory is an excellent resource for conferences and meetings and may be obtained in bulk at a cost 
recovery price. 



ACCESS and AWARENESS 



ACCESS TO CAREERS, EDUCATION, 
AND PROGRAMS 

ACT Test Administration 

P.O. Box 168 
Iowa City, IA 52243 
(319) 337-1332 

ACT (American College Testing) can respond to 
some needs for special arrangements at its regular 
testing centers, although large-type or braille editions 
or audiocassette tapes are not available there. With 
proper documentation of the disability, individual 
administrations of the assessment can be arranged 
for those students with physical or perceptual 
disabilities who cannot attend established test 
centers, take the tests within the alotted time using 
regular-type test booklets, or who are confined to 
hospitals on all scheduled test dates. Call or write for 
a Request Form for Special Testing. 

American Alliance for Health, Phys Ed, Recreation 
and Dance 

1900 Association Drive 
Reston, VA 22091 
(703) 476-3400 

The Alliance is a membership organization of 
professionals in the fields of physical education, 
recreation, health and safety, and dance. Their 
Adapted Physical Activity Council has a nationwide 
network to provide information about adapting 
curricula and activities to the needs of people with 
disabilities. Back copies of the journal, Able Bodies, 
and other publications are available. 

American Association for Counseling and Develop- 
ment (AACD) 

5999 Stevenson Avenue 
Alexandria, VA 22304 
(703) 823-9800 
(703) 370-1943 (TDD) 

AACD is the parent organization for counselors, 
from educational and social service settings across 
the country, who have joined one or more of 15 
subdivisions of AACD. Included are postsecondary, 
secondary, and elementary school counselors; 
vocational counselors; mental health, employment, 
and diagnostic/evaluation rehabilitation counselors; 
and other interested professionals. Each group has 
its own newsletter, publications, and conferences. 
AACD can furnish a publications list. 

American Association for the Advancement of 
Science (AAAS) 

Project on Science, Technology, and Disability 
1333 H Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20005 
(202) 326-6667 (Voice/TDD) 



The Project addresses the concerns of scientists and 
engineers with disabilities, and offers suggestions 
about improving accessibility of science programs for 
students with disabilities. The Directory of Scientists 
and Engineers with Disabilities (2nd Edition, 1987) 
lists people in various parts of the country who are 
available for consultation ($10, plus $3 postage). 
Science for Handicapped Students in Higher 
Education is out of print but available in many college 
libraries. Scientific and Engineering Societies: 
Resources for Career Planning, edited by Martha 
Redden and Virginia Stern, offers counselors and 
students an overview of the wide range of career 
possibilities and level of education required in science 
and engineering ($6, prepaid to AAAS Sales Dept). 
Access to the Science and Engineering Laboratory 
and Classroom (1986) is available free from AAAS or 
from HEATH. 

American Association of Collegiate Registrars and 
Admissions Officers (AACRAO) 

One Dupont Circle, Suite 330 
Washington, DC 20036 
(202) 293-9161 

AACRAO and HEATH have jointly published 
Recruitment, Admissions, and Handicapped 
Students. This guide provides practical suggestions 
for implementation of the law. It is available free from 
either organization. 

American Chemical Society 

1155 Sixteenth Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20036 
(202) 872-4431 

The Society's Committee on the Handicapped has 
published a manual entitled Teaching Chemistry to 
Physically Handicapped Students. For more 
information or copies of the manual, contact Terrence 
Russell. 

American Society of Allied Health Professions 
(ASAHP) 

1101 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 700 
Washington, DC 20036 
(202) 857-1150 

ASAHP publishes a monthly newsletter for allied 
health professionals which includes information 
about integrating people with handicaps into the 
field (Trends, $40). They also publish Alliances in 
Health and Education: Serving Youngsters with 
Special Needs, which includes an instructors' guide 
of strategies for teaching and ways to incorporate 
relevant topics into both curricula and workshops/ 
conferences ($19.95). Their Journal ($65) and Trends 
are included in membership (individuals $125; 
organizations $3000). Contact ASAHP for details. 



American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 
(ASHA) 

10801 Rockville Pike 
Rockville, MD 20852 
(301) 897-5700 (Voice/TDD) 
(800) 638-8255 (Consumers) 

ASHA is an organization of professionals which 
serves people with communication disorders. 
Brochures, information packets, and a referral list are 
available; and it offers technical assistance to 
professionals and consumers in the area of augmenta- 
tive communication. It has developed exemplary 
administrative and intervention strategies, as well as 
procedures for providing services to severely 
communication-impaired children and youth. ASHA 
follows legislation relevant to those with communica- 
tion disorders. For further information, professionals 
are requested to call (301) 897-5700; consumers may 
use the toll-free number. 

American Vocational Association (AVA) 

1410 King Street 
Alexandria, VA 22314 
(703) 683-3111 

AVA's Vice President, Special Needs Division, can 
offer assistance in adapting vocational programs for 
handicapped students. The AVA journal is Voc Ed. 
The April, 1981 issue (Vol. 56, No. 3) was devoted to 
students with disabilities and, although that issue is 
no longer available from AVA, it can be found in 
many libraries. 

Association on Handicapped Student Service 
Programs in Postsecondary Education (AHSSPPE) 

P.O. Box 21192 
Columbus, OH 43221 
(614) 488-4972 (Voice/TDD) 

AHSSPPE is a national nonprofit organization of 
members from over 600 institutions of higher 
education. It promotes full participation of individu- 
als with disabilities in college life. Information 
sharing is a key element of the goal to upgrade the 
quality of services available to disabled students. 
Membership benefits include annual conferences, 
the bimonthly newsletter, ALERT, and a membership 
directory. AHSSPPE also sponsors special interest 
groups, including: Blindness/Visual Impairment, 
Career Counseling, Community Colleges, Deafness/ 
Hearing Impairment, Head Injury, Learning Dis- 
abilities, TRIO programs, Women and Disability, 
Canadian Programs, Computers, Disability Studies, 
and Independent Colleges. It also has task forces on 
AIDS and Psychiatric Disability. 

College Board 

ATP Services For Handicapped Students 

P.O. Box 6226 

Princeton, NJ 08541-6226 

(609) 771-7137 

(609) 771-7150 (Voice/TDD) 



The College Board provides a special arrangements 
through its Admissions Testing Program (ATP) for 
students with disabilities, to minimize the effects of 
disabilities on test performance. Two plans are 
available. Plan A (Special Accommodations) is for 
students with documented hearing, learning, 
physical, and/or visual disabilities. It permits special 
test editions, special answer sheets, extended testing 
time, aids, and flexible test dates. Plan B, which 
offers extended time only, is only for those with 
documented learning disabilities. Plan B permits 
additional testing time for the SAT and TSWE (Test 
of Standard Written English). Call or write for 
Information for Students with Special Needs, or 
Information for Counselors and Admissions 
Officers. 

Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) 

ERIC is an information system providing access to 
literature dealing with education in 16 specialized 
areas including: higher education; adult, career and 
vocational education; tests, measurement and 
evaluation; rural education and small schools; 
reading and communications skills; science, 
mathematics and environmental education; hand- 
icapped and gifted children; and teacher education. 
Entries are all annotated, and many can be obtained 
on microfiche or paper copy reproduction through 
ERIC. A computer search of the ERIC database can 
be made by subject. To access the system, go to one 
of the 800 subscribing libraries found throughout the 
country, or seek further information at the nearest 
college or university library. If unable to find 
information there, contact ERIC Clearinghouse on 
Higher Education, George Washington University, 
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 630, Washington, DC 
20036, (202) 296-2597; or ERIC Clearinghouse on 
Handicapped And Gifted Children, 1920 Association 
Drive, Reston, VA 22091, (703) 620-3660. 

Foundation for Science and the Handicapped (FSH) 

1141 Iroquois Drive #114 
Naperville, IL 60540 

FSH is an organization of scientists and professionals 
in various fields, many of whom have disabilities, 
who offer their skills to help solve problems related 
to handicapped people. Members can respond to 
requests for guidance, problem clarification, or career 
suggestions. They assist educational institutions and 
industry to create favorable conditions for people 
with disabilities. They also publish a book by S.P. 
Steamer, Able Scientists — Disabled Persons 
($12.95). Some grants are available to disabled 
students who are: college seniors or beyond; already 
accepted or enrolled in graduate or professional 
school; and are in science, mathematics or engineer- 
ing. (Send requests for information on grants to: 
Herbert W. Hoffman, 3817 W. Granville Ave., 
Chicago, IL 60659.) 



Mobility International, USA (MIUSA) 

P.O. Box 3551 

Eugene, OR 97403 

(503) 343-1284 (Voice/TDD) 

MIUSA is the American office of the London-based 
organization founded in 1973 to integrate persons 
with disabilities into international educational 
exchange programs and travel. It offers members 
information and referral services. It sponsors 
programs to Costa Rica, Germany, England, China, 
and the Soviet Union. Publications include: A Guide 
to International Educational Exchange, Community 
Services, and Travel for Persons with Disabilities 
($12 members; $14 non-members); A Manual for 
Integrating Persons with Disabilities into Interna- 
tional Education Exchange Programs ($14 members; 
$16 non-members); and Over the Rainbow, a 
quarterly newsletter available to persons/organiza- 
tions for $10/yr. MIUSA also sells two videos which 
demonstrate the important role that people with 
disabilities have in international educational ex- 
change and travel ($40 each). These are available in 
English or Spanish, and with captions for deaf and 
hearing-impaired persons. 

National Association of Vocational Education 
Special Needs Personnel (NAVESNP) 

c/o Athens Technical Institute 
U.S. Highway 29 North 
Athens, GA 30610 
(404) 549-2362 

NAVESNP is a membership organization of second- 
ary and postvocational education professionals 
concerned with the education of disadvantaged 
students and students with disabilities or other 
special needs. The NAVESNP Journal is available 
quarterly to members ($12/yr), and there are five 
regional subgroups which meet in addition to the 
annual meeting. Consumers, advisers, and parents 
can obtain local referrals to people qualified to do 
vocational evaluations. 

National Committee for Citizens in Education 

10840 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 301 
Columbia, MD 21044-3199 
(301) 997-9300 
(800) 638-9675 

NCCE is an organization devoted to improving the 
quality of public schools through increased public 
involvement. It provides information resources to 
parents and citizens for decision-making at the local 
level. Their newsletter, Network, appears 6 times per 
year; and the Summer, 1988 issue featured disability- 
related technology resources. They have an "Access 
Printout" called College Opportunities for Learning 
Disabled Students. A catalogue and price list are 
available. 



Technical Assistance for Special Populations 
Program (TASPP) 

University of Illinois 
345 Education Building 
1310 S. 6th Street 
Champaign, IL 61820 

TASPP, a service function of the National Center for 
Research in Vocational Education at University of 
California, Berkeley, is housed at the University of 
Illinois. TASPP is designed to assist professionals to 
improve vocational education programs for special 
needs youth and adults. The program also conducts 
workshops on related critical issues. A Guide on 
Transition Resources is available at cost recovery 
prices. Practitioners, researchers, and policy makers 
may call to request a newsletter and list of 
publications. 



ADDITIONAL RESOURCES 

Community Colleges and Students with Disabilities, 
A Directory of Services and Programs (1988). 

Published jointly by the American Association of 
Community and Junior Colleges and the American 
Council on Education, sponsored by HEATH 
Resource Center. It may be obtained by sending $5, 
plus $2.50 postage/handling, to AACJC, One Dupont 
Circle, Suite 410, Washington, DC 20036. 

Directory of College Facilities and Services for the 
Disabled (1986) includes information about over 2300 
colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. 
Approximate numbers of students with disabilities, 
specific services available in each disability category, 
and other comments are given. While a directory is 
no substitute for actual visits to schools, this is an 
excellent resource with which to begin one's own 
investigation. It is available in many libraries or from 
the publisher at $99. Oryx also publishes other 
related titles of interest. Available from Oryx Press, 
2214 North Central at Encanto, Phoenix, AZ 85004. 
(602) 254-6156. 

Handbook of Trade and Technical Careers and 
Training is a listing of accredited postsecondary 
career schools throughout the U.S. The schools are 
arranged according to states, and annotations tell 
what programs are offered at each school. (Free) 
Available from National Association of Trade and 
Technical Schools, 2251 Wisconsin Ave., NW, 
Washington, DC 20007. (202) 333-1021. 

HEATH Resource Center offers the following 
relevant resources papers (one copy free of charge): 

Access to the Science and Engineering Laboratory 

and Classroom 
Career Planning and Placement Strategies for 

Postsecondary Students with Disabilities 
Cost Effective Ideas for Serving Disabled Students 

on Campus 
Education Beyond High School — the Choice is 

Yours 
Guide to Postsecondary Vocational Education for 

Students with Disabilities 



How to Choose a College: Guide for the Student 

with a Disability 
Measuring Student Progress in the Classroom 
Strategies for Advising Disabled Students 
Vocational Rehabilitation Services — A Student 
Consumer's Guide 

* * * 
ARCHITECTURAL ACCESS 



American Institute of Architects (AIA) 

c/o Information Center 
1735 New York Avenue, NW 
Washington, DC 20006 
(202) 626-7493 

The Institute has published two annotated bibliog- 
raphies of material on barrier-free design. One 
bibliography lists 60 books, and the other offers 13 
pages of references to periodical articles. Both are free 
to AIA members ($10 each for nonmembers) upon 
request. 

Architectural and Transportation Barriers 
Compliance Board 

1111 18th Street, NW, Suite 501 

Washington, DC 20036-3894 

(202) 653-7834 (Voice/TDD) 

(202) 653-7848 (Voice/TDD) (Technical Services) 

The Board is an independent Federal regulatory 
agency charged with ensuring the accessibility of 
certain facilities designed, constructed, altered, or 
leased with Federal funds. It processes complaints 
about inaccessibility of Federal facilities and publishes 
information about accessibility. Its Office of Technical 
Services provides technical assistance on the removal 
of barriers in areas of architecture, transportation, 
communication and attitudes. Different Federal 
regulations apply to different buildings depending 
on when each was built or altered and the type of 
funding. To find which standard applies to a 
particular building, contact the Board's Office of 
Technical Services. To file a complaint about an 
inaccessible Federally funded facility, call the main 
number above. 

Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA) 

1446 Duke Street 
Alexandria, VA 22314 
(703) 684-1446 

APPA is an association, international in scope, whose 
purpose is to promote excellence in the administra- 
tion, care, operation, planning, and development of 
physical plants used by colleges and universities. 
Regional directors throughout the country can 
provide referrals to speakers on the topic of accessibil- 
ity in educational facilities. Two books about 
accessibility are: Modifying the Existing Campus 
Building for Accessibility: Construction Guidelines 
and Specifications, by Stephen R. Cotler (SIS/mem- 
bers; $21.00/nonmembers), and Adapting Historic 
Campus Structures for Accessibility ($7.50/members; 
$10.50/non-members). 



FAMILY SUPPORT 

Estate Planning for the Disabled 

P.O.Box 808 

Manteca, CA 96336-0808 
(209) 239-7558 
(916) 928-1400 

EPD is a nonprofit corporation, the purpose of which 
is to counsel and assist parents of special needs 
children to develop (at the lowest possible cost) 
viable estate plans, letters of intent, and wills and 
special needs trusts. Estate teams consisting of a 
planner, attorney, and a CPA have been organized 
in several California locations and elsewhere in the 
country. Special payment plans and discounts are 
available to low-income families. Seminars, work- 
shops, and resource lists are among the services 
offered. Callers from other states will be assisted or 
referred to appropriately trained and experienced 
attorneys and financial specialists. 

National Information Center for Children and Youth 
with Handicaps (NICHCY) 

7926 Jones Branch Drive 

Park Place Building, Suite 1100 

McLean, VA 22102 

(703) 893-6061 (Voice/TDD) 

(800) 999-5599 

NICHCY is an information service to help parents of 
children/youth through secondary school age, 
educators, care-givers, and advocates improve the 
lives of children and youth with handicaps. Funded 
by the U.S. Department of Education, the Center 
staff answers questions, develops and shares new 
information through factsheets and newsletters, and 
puts people in touch with others who are solving 
similar problems. 

National Network of Parent Centers, Inc. 

1522 K Street NW, Suite 1112 
Washington, DC 20005 
(206) 565-2266 (Voice/TDD) 

The National Network was established with Federal 
funds to provide a national voice for parents of 
persons with disabilities. It promotes and supports 
the power of parents to influence policies concerning 
people with disabilities and their families. The 
Network includes organizations of parents of 
children, youth, and adults with various disabilities. 
It offers mutual support, assistance, credibility, and 
a power base through a peer support advocacy 
network. A directory, newsletter, and monographs 
are available. The Network will refer callers to the 
nearest group. 

Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center 
(PEATC) 

228 S. Pitt Street 
Alexandria, VA 22314 
(703) 836-2953 



PEATC provides educational consultation services 
and conducts parent training courses in the Washing- 
ton, DC metropolitan area, which are open to anyone 
able to attend from across the country. It uses the 
trainer-of-trainers model, in that participants in the 
weekend or five-day courses come in mixed pairs (i.e. 
parent/teacher or parent/VR counselor) and agree to 
return to their setting and teach the curriculum just 
learned. Among their courses are "Next Steps: 
Planning for Employment," and "Supported Employ- 
ment Opportunities." PEATC publishes the quarterly 
newsletter, Parent Center News, which is available 
free of charge. 

Self-Help Clearinghouse 

St. Clares-Riverside Medical Center 

Pocono Road 

Denville, NJ 07834 

(201) 625-7101 

(201) 625-9053 (TDD) 

Callers to the Clearinghouse are usually family 
supporters or consumers, who have one of a wide 
variety of disabilities, illnesses, or stressful life 
situations. The staff refers to an appropriate regional 
clearinghouse or to a self-help support group. The 
Self-Help Sourcebook (1988) contains group listings 
in 42 health related disability categories; sections on 
mental health groups; and parenting/family groups 
(including some specifically for families with disabled 
members); and lists of other regional self-help 
clearinghouses ($9). Other services include consulta- 
tion on starting a group, consultation with regional 
and international clearinghouses, and periodic 
conferences. 



Sibling Information Network 

991 Main Street, Suite 3A 
East Hartford, CT 06108 
(203) 282-7050 

The Network was established to assist individuals 
interested in the needs of families of persons with 
disabilities. They offer a state-by-state list of sibling 
support groups. A newsletter, Sibling Information 
Network News, is published four times a year, to 
describe projects, literature, research findings, and 
ideas useful to siblings. Membership in the Network 
is $7/yr for individuals and $15/yr for organizations. 

Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP) 

12208 Pacific Highway, SW 
Tacoma, WA 98499 
(206) 588-1741 

1851 Ram Runway, Suite 102 
College Park, GA 30337 
(404) 767-2258 

STOMP provides military families with information 
about their rights and responsibilities to obtain 
appropriate educational services for their children 
wherever they may be located in the U.S or overseas. 



In cooperation with Georgia PEP and Washington 
PAVE of the TAPP Network (see below), STOMP 
provides a referral service, materials describing 
relevant education regulations, and supportive 
assistance on the telephone or by mail. The staff are 
experienced parents of special needs children/youth 
in military communities. Families may call either 
STOMP Center, collect, to receive assistance. 

Technical Assistance for Parent Programs (TAPP) 

Federation for Children with Special Needs 
312 Stuart Street 
Boston, MA 02116 
(617) 482-2915 

The TAPP Network is Federally funded (in a 
cooperative agreement between the Federation for 
Children with Special Needs and the U.S. Depart- 
ment of Education) to provide training to parent 
groups through four regional centers. It is a project 
of the National Network of Parent Centers described 
above. TAPP publishes Coalition Quarterly; it has a 
list of monographs; and it conducts national and 
regional conferences. The Regional Centers will refer 
callers to the closest parent group. They can provide 
information about parenting youth in transition, 
either from school to work or from school to further 
education and training. 

Northeast Regional Center 
Parent Information Center 
P.O. Box 1422, Concord, NH 03302 
(603) 224-7005 

Midwest Regional Center 
PACER Center 
4826 Chicago Ave., South 
Minneapolis, MN 
(612) 827-2966 

South Regional Center 
PEP, Georgia ARC 
1851 Ram Runway, #104 
College Park, GA 30337 
(404) 761-3150 

West Regional Center 
Washington State PAVE 
6316 South 12th St. 
Tacoma, WA 98465 
(206) 565-2266. 



ADDITIONAL RESOURCES 

Beach Center on Families and Disability, Bureau of 
Child Research, University of Kansas, 4138 Haworth 
Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045 (913) 864-7600 (A Research 
and Training Center funded by the U.S. Office of 
Education, co-directed by Ann Turnbull and H. 
Rutherford Turnbull). 



Disability and the Family, A Guide to Decisions for 
Adulthood (1989), by Ann Turnbull, H. Rutherford 
Turnbull and staff at the Beach Center on Families 
and Disability at the Bureau of Child Research, 
University of Kansas. This comprehensive book 
introduces guidelines and strategies for making 
legally and financially effective plans for the future of 
the youth with developmental and other severe 
disabilities. ($29) Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 
P.O. Box 10624, Baltimore, MD 21285. 

Minerva Press, Inc. offers a series of pamphlets 
covering a wide range of topics of interest to families 
with a member who has a disability or chronic illness. 
A few examples relevant to the HEATH audience 
include Living with a Learning Disability, Attention 
Deficit Disorder in Teenagers and Young People, 
Helping Families Cope with Mental Illness, and 
Understanding AIDS. Scheduled for 1989, Parenting 
Through the College Years. ($1 each or bulk rates, 
plus postage) Minerva Press, Inc., 6653 Andersonville 
Road, Waterford, MI 48095 (313) 623-1566. 

See also: 

Specific Disability Sections, Below 



ORGANIZATIONS: ACROSS-DISABILITY 

American Association of Disability 
Communicators (AADC) 

c/o National Easter Seal Society 

70 E. Lake Street 

Chicago, IL 60601 

(312) 726-6200 

(312) 726-4258 (TDD) 

AADC is an information network among com- 
municators (such as writers, reporters, and television/ 
radio news broadcasters) who address issues 
relevant to people with disabilities. Examples of these 
issues are media coverage, media access, transporta- 
tion access, and the language used to describe people 
with disabilities. 

American Council on Rural Special Eduation 
(ACRES) 

National Rural Development Institute 

Miller Hall 359 

Western Washington University 

Bellingham, WA 98225 

(206) 676-3576 

Dedicated to the interests of individuals with 
disabilities living in rural areas, ACRES publishes the 
ACRES Ruralink, a quarterly newsletter. Also 
available is a 1987 publication, Rural Transition 
Strategies That Work ($5). The $45 membership fee 
provides access to a job referral service, conferences, 
monographs, and other resources. 



Clearinghouse on Disability Information 

Office of Special Education and 
Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) 
U.S. Department of Education 
Room 3132, Switzer Building 
Washington, DC 20202-2524 
(202) 732-1723 

The Clearinghouse responds to inquiries about 
disability issues, especially those relating to Federal 
funding for programs serving people with disabilities, 
relevant Federal legislation, and Federal programs 
benefitting people with disabling conditions. Free 
publications summarizing legislation and Federal 
funding are available. 

Coalition on Disability and Chemical 
Dependency (CDCD) 

2165 Bunker Hill Drive 
San Mateo, CA 94402 
(415) 578-8047 

CDCD addresses the fact that people with disabilities 
frequently are chemically dependent, or they are 
at-risk of becoming dependent. The organization 
advocates to increase the accessibility of substance 
abuse prevention and treatment programs that do 
exist and to increase the number available. It is 
conducting the California Alcohol, Drug and 
Disability Study (CALADDS), which will generate 
data and recommendations for improving accessibil- 
ity to the California alcohol and drug service system. 
Quarterly, the Coalition publishes The Seed to 
inform professionals and consumers about the 
connection between alcohol, drugs, and disability. 
They are seeking information about the recovery 
needs of people with impairment in vision, mobility, 
hearing, development, and mental heath. 

Disabled Veterans of America 

807 Maine Avenue, SW 
Washington, DC 20024 
(202) 554-3501 

DAV is a national membership organization of 
service-connected disabled veterans, their families, 
and survivors. Its National Service Program (NSO) 
counsels advises members and non-members across 
the country; without charge, DAV NSOs act as 
advocates for individuals to obtain the benefits to 
which they are entitled. DAV works to lower the rate 
of unemployment among disabled veterans and the 
level of discrimination against them. The Voluntary 
Service program (VAVS) operates nationwide, as 
does the Transportation Network. 



National Council on Disability 

800 Independence Avenue, SW, Suite 814 

Washington, DC 20591 

(202) 267-3846 

(202) 267-3232 (TDD) 

The Council is an independent Federal agency 
comprised of 15 members appointed by the President 
and confirmed by the Senate. It is mandated to 
address, analyze, and make recommendations on 
issues of public policy which affect people with 
disabilities regardless of age, disability type, per- 
ceived employment potential, perceived economic 
need, specific functional ability, status as a veteran, 
or other individual circumstances. It will distribute 
periodically a free newsletter, FOCUS, and welcomes 
requests for copies of policy papers. Publications 
include On the Threshold of Independence (1988), 
An Assessment of Federal Laws and Programs 
Affecting Persons with Disabilities — Legislative 
Recommendations (no cost). 

National Easter Seal Society 

70 East Lake Street 
Chicago, IL 60601 
(312) 726-6200 
(312) 726-4258 (TDD) 

1350 New York Avenue, NW 
Washington, DC 20005 
(202)347-3066 

The National Easter Seal Society is a nonprofit, 
community-based health agency dedicated to 
increasing the independence of people with dis- 
abilities. The Society has 190 affiliates nationwide 
which are available to disabled adults, children, and 
their families for direct services, screening, advocacy, 
public education, and research. A publications list is 
available. Easter Seal centers offer employment 
opportunities for physical, occupational, speech, and 
other rehabilitation professionals. The Washington 
office monitors Federal legislation and regulations, 
and it publishes a quarterly newsletter Washington 
Watch Line. 



World Institute on Disability 

1720 Oregon Street, Suite 4 
Berkeley, CA 94703 
(415) 486-8314 

WID is a public policy center which promotes 
independence, equity of opportunity, and full 
participation of people with disabilities. It has an 
Attendant Services Network and can inform people 
about sources of personal assistants in their States. 
WID has a growing library on international access, 
best practices, and interesting innovations that are 
available worldwide. Staff members are particularly 
knowledgeable about government funded services 
for all disabilities and about access to health 
insurance. 



ADDITIONAL RESOURCES 

Guidelines for Reporting and Writing about People 
with Disabilities (1987) is a pamphlet available ($.15) 
from the Media Project, Research & Training Center 
on Independent Living (RTC/IL), BCR/3111 Ha worth, 
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045 (913) 
864-4095. 

Report on Disability Programs is a newsletter 
published biweekly. It tracks news issues and people 
concerned with disability; it also reports about 
Federal legislation and activities affecting people 
with disabilities (26 issues per year/$203.50). Pub- 
lished by Business Publishers Inc., 951 Pershing 
Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (301) 587-6300. 



National Organization on Disability (NOD) 

910 16th Street, NW, Suite 600 
Washington, DC 20006 
(202) 293-5960 
(202) 293-5968 (TDD) 

NOD promotes the fuller participation of Americans 
with disabilities in all aspects of community life. Its 
primary program is the Community Partnership 
Program, a network of 2000 towns, cities, and 
counties nationwide. NOD's Community Partner- 
ships undertake many different kinds of activities to 
improve attitudes toward disabled people, expand 
educational and employment opportunities, elimi- 
nate physical barriers, and expand participation in 
religious, cultural, and recreational activities. NOD's 
quarterly newsletter, Report, is available upon 
request. 



DISABILITY SPECIFIC ORGANIZATIONS 



DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY 

Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC) 

2501 Avenue J 
Arlington, TX 76006 
(817) 640-0204 

ARC is a national grassroots organization with over 
160,000 members and 1300 chapters covering 48 
states. Activities include training volunteers to work 
with mentally retarded persons; developing demon- 
stration models in areas of education, training and 
residence; and furthering employment opportunities. 
Contact ARC for subscription to their newsletter, the 
arc, for referral to state and local chapters, and for 
information about model programs or training 
centers. 



Autism Society of America 

1234 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 1017 
Washington, DC 20005 
(202) 783-0125 

The Society is dedicated to the education and welfare 
of persons with severe disorders of communication 
and behavior. With about 200 local chapters and state 
societies, it is a resource to people across the country. 
Its Information and Referral Service, list of books, 
and periodical reprints about autism are available 
through the national office. 

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 

6931 Arlington Road 
Bethesda, MD 20814 
(301) 951-4422 
(800) 344-4823 

The Foundation exists to assure the development of 
the means to control and prevent cystic fibrosis, and 
to improve the quality of life for people with the 
disease. It supports research, accredits a network of 
Care Centers nationwide, develops materials to help 
patients, families and the public understand cystic 
fibrosis, and seeks to affect public policy. It offers 
materials for newly diagnosed individuals and a 
newspaper, Commitment, is available for $3/yr. The 
Consumer Affairs Program offers help with voca- 
tional and life adjustment issues, economic, medical 
and social aspects of living as an adult with the 
disease. 

Epilepsy Foundation of America 

4351 Garden City Drive 

Landover, MD 20785 

(301) 459-3700 

(800) 332-1000 (Consumers) 

(800) 332-4050 (Professional Library) 



The Foundation and its local affiliates support many 
programs of information, referral, public and 
professional education, employment assistance, 
advocacy and self-help. The Foundation publishes 
pamphlets, brochures, a 12-page newsletter, and 
offers a membership program. The National Epilepsy 
Library provides technical information services to 
professionals. The National Office also provides 
patient information and referral, supports medical 
research, works with government agencies, and 
works with Congress to advance the interests of 
people with epilepsy. 

National Down Syndrome Congress 

1800 Dempster 
Park Ridge, IL 60068 
(800) 232-6372 

The Congress is an organization of parents and 
professionals whose goals include parent support, 
advocacy, awareness and understanding, research, 
and the promotion of normalization for persons with 
Down Syndrome. There are over 600 parent groups 
and organizations, and the toll-free line may be used 
to obtain a referral to local assistance. 

Spina Bifida Association of America (SBAA) 

1700 Rockville Pike, Suite 540 
Rockville, MD 20852 
(301) 770-7222 
(800) 621-3141 

SBAA is an association of parents, adults with this 
birth defect, and professionals. It has a network 
which provides support and information through 
chapters across the country. Local and national 
legislation is monitored; conferences, workshops, 
social and educational programs are planned; much 
print and audio-visual information is available; and 
the newsletter, INSIGHTS, is available to members. 

TASH: The Association for Persons with Severe 
Handicaps 

7010 Roosevelt Way, NE 
Seattle, WA 98115 
(206) 523-8446 

TASH is a membership organization dedicated to 
improving the living, learning, and working environ- 
ments of people with severe disabilities. The 
Association has chapters at the local level; publishes 
a quarterly journal, JASH, with reports on research 
and trends in services, a monthly Newsletter, and 
the DC Update every other month; offers information 
and referral services; holds an annual conference; 
and disseminates publications. Request the free 
publications list. TASH also offers technical assistance 
nationwide to people who are both deaf and blind. 



United Cerebral Palsy Associations 

66 East 34th Street 
New York, NY 10016 
(212) 481-6300 
(800) 872-1827 

UCP Community Services Division 
1522 K Street, NW, Suite 1112 
Washington, DC 20005 
(202) 842-1266 

UCP is a nationwide direct-service organization with 
over 225 affiliates, each of which provides its own 
array of services ranging from pre-school to adult 
work programs. UCP sponsors research and advo- 
cacy, as well as publishing pamphlets, articles, 
film/slide presentations, and display materials. Some 
are free; others are available for a small fee, and 
several are in Spanish as well as English. A quarterly 
magazine, UCP News, is available by request to the 
New York address. The monthly Word From 
Washington, which tracks legislation that impacts 
disabled people, is available from the UCP Commu- 
nity Services Division. (Parents of persons with 
disabilities $25/yr; all others, $55/yr) 

Young Adult Institute 

460 West 34th Street 
New York, NY 10001 
(212) 563-7474 

YAI is a nonprofit professional organization serving 
developmentally disabled children and adults in 
many programs throughout the New York metropoli- 
tan area. Available on a national basis are: videotapes, 
manuals, and guides for training parents and 
professionals, including the widely acclaimed videos 
On Our Own and Children With Special Needs. YAI 
holds an annual international conference. A recent 
addition to training materials focused on young 
adults with developmental disabilities and AIDS. 
Some services and materials are free of charge, and 
a catalogue is available. 



ADDITIONAL RESOURCES 

Opportunities After High School for Persons who 
are Severely Handicapped. HEATH Resource Center. 

See also: 

Employment Section, Association of Persons in 

Supported Employment 
Legal Assistance Section, Mental Health Law Project 
National Association of Protection & Advocacy 
Systems 



HEARING IMPAIRMENT 

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf 
(AGBA) 

3417 Volta Place, NW 
Washington, DC 20007 
(202) 337-5220 (Voice/TDD) 

AGBA is a publication and information center about 
deafness. Bell's philosophy of mainstreaming deaf 
children emphasizes oral-deaf education. Lip reading 
and use of residual hearing for oral communication 
differentiates this group from those who use manual 
communication (sign language). Membership and 
materials are available for parents, professionals, and 
oral-deaf adults. The Volta Review is a journal for 
professionals, and Newsounds is their newsletter for 
members. Descriptive literature and a publications 
list are available by request. AGBA sponsors a 
children's rights advocacy network. Financial aid 
programs are available for oral hearing-impaired 
people, infants through college-age. 

American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association 
(ADARA) 

P.O. Box 55369 
Little Rock, AR 72225 
(501) 375-6643 (Voice/TDD) 

ADARA is a nonprofit association of professionals 
and interested persons from the field of deafness that 
offers opportunities for professional enhancement of 
its members; promotes the development and 
expansion of quality services available to deaf 
persons; and offers a vehicle of communication 
through its forums, conferences, workshops, and 
publications. ADARA publishes a quarterly Journal, 
the bimonthly ADARA Newsletter, and occasional 
monographs and special publications. These publica- 
tions are included in the membership fee ($36/yr 
regular; $18/yr Retired, Student, Associate). 

Captioned Films/Videos for the Deaf 

Modern Talking Picture Services, Inc. 

5000 Park Street North 

St. Petersburg, FL 33709 

(813) 545-8781 

(800) 237-6213 (Voice/TDD) 

This company distributes captioned films and videos 
for educational and general interest purposes. To 
obtain an educational film in captioned form, one 
hearing impaired student must be among users. To 
obtain a general interest item, a group of hearing 
impaired persons is a prerequisite. Contact MTPS for 
an application. 



National Association of the Deaf 

814 Thayer Avenue 
Silver Spring, MD 20910 
(301) 587-1788 (Voice/TDD) 

In addition to providing information on deafness and 
hearing impairment, the NAD publishes deafness- 
related materials including the monthly Broadcaster 
($10/yr) and the quarterly Deaf American ($20/yr). 
NAD provides advocacy and legal consultations, job 
training, regional workshops in leadership training, 
and youth programs. Individual membership is $25 
annually and includes subscriptions to the above 
publications, as well as discount on other NAD 
published materials. 

National Captioning Institute (NCI) 

5203 Leesburg Pike, Suite 1500 

Falls Church, VA 22041 

(703) 998-2400 

(800) 533-9673 (Voice) 

(800) 321-8337 (TDD) 

NCI is a nonprofit corporation whose goal is to 
expand the captioned television service. The staff 
produces captions for television programs. NCI also 
designs, manufactures, and distributes the TeleCap- 
tion decoder device, which is attached to the user's 
television set (under $200 each). 

National Information Center on Deafness (NICD) 

Gallaudet University 
800 Florida Avenue, NE 
Washington, DC 20002 
(202) 651-5051 
(202) 651-5052 (TDD) 

NICD serves as a centralized source of information 
on topics dealing with deafness and hearing loss 
including education of deaf children, communication, 
hearing loss and aging, careers in deafness, and 
assistive devices. NICD also provides information 
about programs and services at Gallaudet University. 

National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) 

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) 
One Lomb Memorial Drive 
Rochester, NY 14623 
(716) 475-6400 (Voice/TDD) 

NTID provides postsecondary technological educa- 
tion to hearing-impaired students, serves as a 
resource to the other colleges of RIT where deaf 
students attend regular classes, and provides 
educational print and videotape products. A Catalog 
of Educational Print Materials lists more than 40 
books, pamphlets, and brochures on subjects relating 
to deafness and deaf education. In addition, a 
Catalogue of Educational Videotapes lists a complete 
line of captioned educational videotapes. When 
ordering, please specify which catalogue is being 
ordered. Write to the above address, Attention: 
Department of Public Affairs. 



Self-Help for Hard of Hearing People (Shhh) 

7800 Wisconsin Avenue 
Bethesda, MD 20814 
(301) 657-2248 
(301) 657-2249 (TDD) 

Shhh is a nonprofit, private national organization 
whose goal is to educate consumers and professionals 
about various aspects of hearing loss. They have over 
200 chapters and groups in the country and will refer 
a caller to the most local source of support. The 
bimonthly journal, Shhh, is included in the $15/yr 
membership fee. The staff is compiling a database of 
places across the country with assistive listening 
systems (PALS) to improve travel convenience for 
hearing-impaired people. 

Telecommunications for the Deaf, Inc. (TDI) 

814 Thayer Avenue 
Silver Spring, MD 20910 
(301) 589-3006 (Voice/TDD) 

TDI addresses issues related to telecommunications 
for the deaf. In addition to publishing an annual 
national directory of TDD numbers, it is a nonprofit 
membership organization providing information and 
assistance on telecommunication issues. The annual 
directory is $12.50. Membership fees are $15 for an 
individual and $30 for an organization. The quarterly 
newsletter, GA-SK, covers information about 
telecommunications. TDI offers to be a link between 
a consumer who is developing a visual communica- 
tion device and a manufacturer willing to produce it. 



ADDITIONAL RESOURCES 

College and Career Programs for Deaf Students 

(annual) describes postsecondary programs for 
hearing impaired students across the United States. 
It describes the type of education and support 
services offered. ($12.95) Write Center for Assess- 
ment and Demographic Studies, Gallaudet Univer- 
sity, 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002. 

Hearing Impaired Students in Postsecondary 
Education. HEATH Resource Center. 

See also: 

Access to Programs Section, AHSSPPE Special 
Interest Group 

Employment Section, National Center on Employ- 
ment of the Deaf 

Legal Assistance Section, National Center for Law 
and the Deaf 

Vision Impairment Section, National Information 
Center on Deaf/Blindness 



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LEARNING DISABILITIES 

Learning Disability Association (LDA) 

4156 Library Road 
Pittsburgh, PA 15234 
(412) 341-1515 

LDA (formerly Association for Children and Adults 
with Learning Disabilities) is the national organiza- 
tion devoted to defining, and finding solutions for, 
the broad spectrum of learning problems. Services 
provided include a resource center of over 500 
publications and the ACLD Newsbriefs, published 
six times a year. Inquirers are sent a free information 
packet, including a bibliography; they can be referred 
to one of the 800 local chapters of the organization. 

Center for Slower Learners (CSL) 

1122 N. Alma, Suite 220 
Richardson, TX 75081 
(214) 480-9202 

CSL is a nonprofit resource center for slower learners 
(IQ 70-89), their families, teachers, and other 
professionals. Services include telephone counseling 
with parents and teachers; elementary and secondary 
teacher inservice materials, including video- and 
audio-tapes, manuals for teachers, and a manual for 
parents; and information about support groups and 
job searches for young adults. PASL (Parents and 
Advocates of Slower Learners) and The Y Connection 
(youth from 18-35, working with the YWCA) are the 
Dallas model programs. 

Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD) 

P.O. Box 40303 
Overland Park, KS 66204 
(913) 492-8755 

The CLD is a national organization which serves 
professionals who work with individuals having 
learning disabilities. It has an interdisciplinary, 
field-based focus. The organization sponsors an 
annual international conference and several regional 
conferences. It publishes the Learning Disability 
Quarterly and the LD Forum, produces videotapes 
on LD issues, and sponsors grants and awards for 
research and teaching related to learning disabilities. 

Learning Disabilities Network 

30 Pond Park Road 
Hingham, MA 02043 
(617) 740-2327 

The Network provides educational and referral 
services for learning-disabled individuals, their 
families, and professionals, primarily in the north- 
east. Available on a nationwide basis are printed 
materials about learning disabilities. The Network 
also offers conferences, seminars, and workshops; 
and they publish The Exchange, a semiannual 
newsletter which is free to members and $20/yr to 



nonmembers. The Network Scholarship Fund for 
Individuals with Learning Disabilities makes quality 
educational therapy more accessible. 

National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) 

99 Park Avenue 
New York, NY 10016 
(212) 687-7211 

The goal of NCLD (formerly the Foundation for 
Children with Learning Disabilities) is to increase 
awareness about learning disabilities and to be 
advocates for families, children, and young adults. 
The FCLD Learning Disabilities Resource Guide is 
a state-by-state listing of schools, colleges, and 
diagnostic services ($12). The Center makes grants to 
organizations to develop model programs which 
assist learning disabled children and adults in 
schools, cultural institutions, and libraries. It offers 
training workshops for parents and professionals 
and sponsors conferences and programs to increase 
community support. Their World is an annual 
magazine with features about children, youth, and 
adults; it is enhanced by excellent photography and 
articles about nationwide efforts ($5). 

National Center on Postsecondary Transition For 
Students with Learning Disabilities 

University of Connecticut 
Box U-64, 249 Glenbrook Road 
Storrs, CT 06268 
(203) 486-4036 

The Center offers the above number as a National 
Hot Line designed to provide prompt technical 
assistance to professionals. In addition, they publish 
Postsecondary LD Network News, which includes 
information on conferences, resources, and "best 
practices" for service providers. They welcome calls 
from administrators, counselors, and student 
support staff who are working to increase effective 
services for students with learning disabilities. 

National Institute of Dyslexia 

3200 Woodbine Avenue 
Chevy Chase, MD 20815 
(301) 652-2303 

The Institute is a private nonprofit organization 
which seeks to further knowledge of dyslexia/specific 
learning disabilities and to improve services to those 
with learning disabilities though training, research, 
and information dissemination. In addition to 
on-going counseling, the staff offers review of 
records, telephone consultation for those at a 
distance, or one-time extended consultation specifi- 
cally regarding options after high school for youth 
with learning disabilities. 



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National Network of Learning Disabled Adults 
(NNLDA) 

800 N. 82 Street, Suite F2 
Scottsdale, AZ 85257 
(602) 941-5112 

NNLDA is an organization run by and for people 
who are learning disabled. A free newsletter and list 
of self-help groups is available. Please send a 
stamped envelope for mail responses. 

Orton Dyslexia Society 

724 York Road 
Towson, MD 21204 
(301) 296-0232 
(800) 222-3123 

The Society is an international scientific and educa- 
tional association concerned with the specific 
language disability developmental dyslexia. Parents 
as well as professionals are members. There are 
chapters in many states. Publications include books, 
packets, and reprints helpful in understanding 
dyslexia. Guidelines are available for starting a new 
chapter of their College Affiliate Program, composed 
of support groups on some campuses for people with 
dyslexia. 



ADDITIONAL RESOURCES 

BOSC Directory: Facilities for Learning Disabled 
People (1985) and The 1987 Supplement list schools 
and independent living programs, colleges and 
vocational training programs, and agencies serving 
people with learning disabilities. Articles at the 
beginning of the directories discuss such topics as 
how to decide on a placement, vocational assessment, 
and matching the student with a college. Of particular 
note in the Supplement are two articles detailing 
what colleges expect of students, what students will 
receive from the college environment, and questions 
which students should ask to make well-informed 
decisions. Directory, $28; Supplement, $5; both, $30; 
shipping, $2. Other titles available. Write BOSC 
Publishers, Box 305, Congers, NY 10902. (914) 
638-1236. 



Peterson's Guide to Colleges with Programs for 
Learning Disabled Students (Second Edition, 1988), 
edited by Charles T. Mangrum II and Stephen S. 
Strichart, is a comprehensive guide to more than 900 
two-year and four-year colleges and universities 
offering special services for students with dyslexia 
and other learning disabilities. The Guide distin- 
guishes between colleges with fully developed 
programs and those offering some services. Available 
for $19.95, plus $4.75 UPS cost and handling, from 
Peterson's Guides, P.O. Box 2123, Princeton, NJ 
08543-2123. (800) 338-3282. 

Unlocking Potential: College and Other Choices for 
Learning Disabled People, by Barbara Scheiber and 
Jeanne Talpers, focuses on the selection of appropri- 
ate college, technical school, or other postsecondary 
programs; the admissions process; coursework 
accommodations; supportive services; the use of new 
technology; and tips on personal adjustment. It is 
available for $12.95 from bookstores; or it can be 
ordered from Adler & Adler, 4550 Montgomery 
Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814. (800)638-3030, or in 
MD call collect (301) 824-7300. 

What Do You Do After High School? (1986), by Gil 
and Regina Skyer, is a guide to residential, vocational, 
social, and collegiate programs (nationwide) serving 
adolescents, young adults, and adults with learning 
disabilities. Available from Skyer Consultation 
Center, Inc., P.O. Box 121, Rockaway Park, NY 
11694. 

See also: 

Access to Program Section, AHSSPPE Learning 

Disability Interest Group 
Family Support Section, Minerva Press pamphlets 
Technology Section 

Vision Impairment Section, National Library Service 
for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, 
Library of Congress 
Recording for the Blind 
Voice Indexing for the Blind % 



HEATH Resource Center publications on this topic 
are: 

Learning Disabled Adults in Postsecondary 

Education 
Resources for Adults with Learning Disabilities 
Young Adults with Learning Disabilities and 
Other Special Needs 



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MOBILITY IMPAIRMENT, ILLNESS- AND 
INflJRY-RELATED DISABILITIES 

AIDS Action Council 

2033 M Street, NW, Suite 801 
Washington, DC 20036 
(202) 293-2437 

The Council is an advocacy group which monitors 
legislation and public policy affecting people with 
AIDS. It provides a voice for community-based 
service organization rather than direct service referral 
for individuals. (See National AIDS Network, below, 
for such service.) A legislative newsletter is available. 

American Amputee Foundation 

P.O. Box 55218, Hillcrest Station 
Little Rock, AR 72225 
(501) 666-2523 
(800) 553-4483 

AAF is a non-profit organization which provides 
special services for amputees and their families. The 
primary service provided is peer counseling before 
and after surgery. Callers may be referred to 
amputees across the nation who are also available to 
local hospitals and rehabilitation centers. Resource 
information is extensive, including a National 
Resource Directory (1988-90) and a magazine, 
Ability. 

Family Survival Project (FSP) 

425 Bush Street, Suite 500 
San Francisco, CA 94108 
(415) 434-3388 

FSP provides resources and encouragement to 
families caring for a member with any type of 
brain-impairment. The focus includes those impaired 
by injury, stroke, Alzheimer's Disease, or other 
diseases. There are many groups in California. 
Nationwide inquirers can receive their newsletter, 
Update, a publications list, a packet of information, 
and suggestions for forming new groups. 

Gazette International Networking Institute (GINI) 

4502 Maryland Avenue 
St. Louis, MO 63108 
(314) 361-0475 

GINI seeks to inform and to dignify people with 
disabilities throughout the world. The Polio Network 
began in 1958 to provide information and psycholog- 
ical support to polio survivors. The Rehabilitation 
Gazette, published annually, is read in 87 countries 
and in five languages. The Ventilator Users Network, 
the original nucleus of GINI, has an information 
service specializing in independent living, polio, 
spinal cord injury, ventilators, and do-it-yourself 
equipment. Polio Network News is the quarterly 
newsletter for polio survivors experiencing the late 
effects of polio ($8). With a subscription to the News 



comes the Post Polio Directory, a national and 
international listing of clinics, health professionals, 
and support groups. 

Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) 

P.O. Box 586 
Columbia, MD 21045 
(301) 461-3127 

The goal of the IDF is to promote increased research, 
medical training, and public education on and for the 
primary immune deficiency disorders. Through a 
national office and several regional chapters, the 
Foundation has developed programs for patients and 
parents, professional education, research support, 
and legislative interaction. Its focus is on the genetic, 
primary immunodeficiency diseases (rather than on 
others such as AIDS and Multiple Sclerosis). Affiliate 
groups can be found in California, Illinois, Missouri, 
Ohio/Indiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. 

National AIDS Network 

2033 M Street, NW, Suite 800 
Washington, DC 20036 
(202) 293-2437 

The Network is the national resource center for 
community-based service and education organiza- 
tions supporting those with AIDS. Telephone referral 
to a local group is a major function. It has a program 
of workshops and seminars to provide technical 
assistance; a minority affairs program; and two 
newsletters, Network News and Multicultural 
Notes. 



National Center For Youth with Disabilities (NCYD) 

Adolescent Health Program 

University of Minnesota 

Box 721— UMHC 

Harvard Street at East River Road 

Minneapolis, MN 55455 

(612) 626-2825 

(800) 333-6293 

NCYD, a collaborative program of the Society for 
Adolescent Medicine and the Adolescent Health 
Program at the University of Minnesota, is a technical 
assistance and information resource center focusing 
on adolescents with chronic illness and disability and 
the issues that surround their transition to adult life. 
NCYD's national Resource Library is an on-line 
computerized database containing interdisciplinary 
information on current research, model programs, 
training and educational materials, federal and state 
law and legislation, and a technical assistance 
network. The Library's information may be accessed 
directly with a microcomputer and modem or by 
calling to request a database search by an information 
specialist. NCYD sponsors workshops and seminars, 
produces topical annotated bibliographies, and 
publishes a quarterly newsletter, Connections. 



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National Chronic Pain Outreach Association, Inc. 
(NCPOA) 

4922 Hampden Lane 
Bethesda, MD 20814 
(301) 652-4948 

NCPOA is a nonprofit organization whose purpose 
is to disseminate information about chronic pain and 
its management. They operate an information 
clearinghouse which publishes a quarterly newslet- 
ter, Lifeline; sponsors public information efforts; and 
develops local support groups for people with 
chronic pain and their families. Low-cost pamphlets, 
publications, and cassette tapes are available. 

National Head Injury Foundation (NHIF) 

333 Turnpike Road 

Southboro, MA 01772 

(508) 485-9950 

(800) 444-6443 (Families, Consumers) 

NHIF is an advocacy group composed of families, 
friends, medical, and social service professionals 
concerned with the physical and emotional well- 
being of people who have been head injured. The 
foundation serves as a clearinghouse for information 
and resources for people with head injuries and their 
families. It also publishes a quarterly newsletter and 
sponsors 150 chapters in states across the country. 
The 1989 edition of the NHIF National Directory of 
Head Injury Rehabilitation Services, intended for 
rehabilitation counselors and other professionals, is 
available for $32.95. The Foundation emphasizes, 
however, that its primary purpose is to give resources 
to family members, immediately, by phone and 
without charge. 

National Health Information Center 

P.O. Box 1133 

Washington, DC 20013-1133 
(301) 565-4167 
(800) 336-4797 

The Information Center welcomes inquiries from 
consumers and professionals interested in health- 
related disability issues. Referrals are provided to 
appropriate organizations. It is a service of the U.S. 
Department of Health and Human Services. 

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. 
(NORD) 

P.O. Box 8923 

New Fairfield, CT 06812 

(203) 746-6518 

NORD is a nonprofit voluntary agency composed of 
national health organizations, scientific researchers, 
physicians, and individuals dedicated to the interests 
of people who suffer from rare debilitating disorders. 
NORD has an information and referral service and a 
networking program to put individuals in touch with 
others suffering the same or similar illnesses. It 
monitors the Orphan Drug Act to promote the 



availability of orphan drugs to persons with rare 
diseases. Orphan Disease Update is their quarterly 
publication, and they maintain the Rare Disease 
Database on CompuServe. 

National Spinal Cord Injury Association 

600 W. Cummings Park, Suite 2000 
Woburn, MA 01801 
(617) 935-2722 
(800) 962-9629 

This membership organization disseminates informa- 
tion, funds research, sponsors client services related 
to spinal cord injury, and has chapters in many states 
across the country. Their support system for families, 
In Touch with Kids, offers a network of telephone 
and written communication about coping with spinal 
cord injury. The publications list includes a National 
Resource Directory, factsheets, and a guide for 
developing new chapters. A quarterly newsletter, 
Spinal Cord Injury Life, and a discount pharmaceut- 
ical program are benefits of membership. 

Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) 

801 18th Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20006 
(202) 872-1300 

PVA is a nationwide veterans' service organization 
dedicated to serving the needs of America's paralyzed 
veterans and to representing the concerns of all 
veterans and members of the disability community. 
The national organization and its chapters through- 
out the United States and Puerto Rico are actively 
involved in spinal cord research, health care, 
wheelchair sports/recreation programs, and general 
accessibility to society for physically-challenged 
individuals. 



Spinal Cord Injury Hotline 
American Paralysis Association (APA) 

c/o Montebello Rehabilitation Hospital 
2201 Argonne Drive 
Baltimore, MD 21218 
(800) 526-3456 

The Spinal Cord Injury Hotline is a toll-free informa- 
tion and referral service of the American Paralysis 
Association. It is available to individuals who have 
sustained a spinal cord injury and to their families. It 
facilitates the search for support and resources by 
referring callers to individuals having personal 
experience with spinal cord injury (peer contacts), or 
to professionals or organizations with expertise in 
these areas. The Hotline works with individuals to 
solve a wide range of problems and to direct them to 
the most current and helpful resources. 



ADDITIONAL RESOURCES 

HEATH Resource Center publications on this topic 
are: 

Head Injury Survivor on Campus. 

Make the Most of Your Opportunities. 



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Spinal Network (1987), edited by Sam Madoxx, 
contains 400 pages of resources for wheelchair users, 
interestingly written and illustrated. It is a spiral 
bound book that is easily used by consumers and 
professionals alike. ($24.95, plus $3 shipping costs). 
Spinal Network Extra ($3 each) is a periodical 
supplement to Spinal Network. Both may be ordered 
from Spinal Associates, LTD., P. O. Box 4162, 
Boulder, CO 80306. (303) 449-5412. 

See also: 
Access to Program Section, AHSSPPE Special 

Interest Group 
Architectural Access Section 
Family Support Section 
Rehabilitation Section, ICD-International Center for 

the Disabled 



National Mental Health Association (NMHA) 

1021 Prince Street 
Alexandria, VA 22314-7722 
(703) 684-7722 

NMHA has an active information center which can 
refer callers to one of 600 affiliate centers across the 
country. It also has fact sheets about various types of 
mental illness and mental health, such as schizo- 
phrenia, depression, adolescent suicide prevention, 
stress and tension. Its new Office of Prevention has 
curricular materials for elementary, secondary, and 
college use. Founded in 1909, NMHA develops and 
urges policy position on key issues, and trains 
volunteers in client support services and advocacy. 
The quarterly newsletter FOCUS is $15/yr, and there 
is an extensive list of publications. 



PSYCHIATRIC DISABILITIES 

Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation 

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services Center 

Boston University 

730 Commonwealth Avenue 

Boston, MA 02215 

(617) 353-3549 

The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services Center both 
initiates programs and consults with existing ones, 
nationwide, to increase the likelihood that people 
who have a history of psychiatric disability can live 
independently, hold a job, participate in learning and 
training opportunities. The Services Center Program 
provides treatment, skills learning, and support in a 
normal and age-appropriate setting at Boston 
University's Sargent College of Allied Health 
Professions. The Center welcomes inquiries about 
training for professionals, consultation in psychiatric 
program development, and its materials for distribu- 
tion. It offers articles, books, videotapes, trainer 
packages, and two publications: Community 
Support Network News, and Psychosocial Rehabili- 
tation Journal. 



National Alliance for the Mentally 111 (NAMI) 

2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302 
Arlington, VA 22201 
(703) 524-7600 

NAMI is a self-help organization of mentally ill 
persons, their families, and their friends. Composed 
of nearly 1000 affiliate groups, nationwide, its goals 
are mutual support, education, and advocacy for the 
victims of severe mental illness. Their philosophy is 
that brain disease causes schizophrenia, manic 
depressions, and other disabling conditions; their 
support groups provide coping strategies to families 
and the person having mental illness. Call to get the 
closest affiliated group. NAMI offers a newsletter, 
the NAMI Advocate, and other publications. 



National Mental Health Consumer Self-Help 
Clearinghouse 

311 S. Juniper Street, Suite 902 
Philadelphia, PA 19107 
(215) 735-2481 

This Clearinghouse draws upon the experience of 
many individuals and groups who have extensive 
experience organizing self-help groups. Topics 
include fund-raising, press and community relations, 
advocacy, recruitment, and network-building. Each 
state has a designated office to do protection and 
advocacy for mental illness. Call for referral. 

Thresholds Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center 

2700 Lakeview Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60614 
(312) 281-3800 

Thresholds is a psychosocial rehabilitation agency 
serving persons with severe and persistent mental 
illness. It promotes improved service and functioning 
in six areas: vocation, independent living, education, 
social skills, avoidance of rehospitalization, and 
physical health. Grants from the U.S. Office of 
Education support the Supported Competitive 
Employment Newsletter; a manual for parents called 
Strengthening Skills for Success: A Manual to Help 
Parents Support their Psychiatrically Disabled 
Youth's Community Employment; and the Commu- 
nity Exploration Program, a curriculum to encourage 
withdrawn people to go out, to be aware of employ- 
ment opportunities, and to use appropriate skills in 
those settings. Specifically related to postsecondary 
education are: Addressing Problems with Postsec- 
ondary Vocational Education and Guide to Choosing 
a Postsecondary School for Psychiatrically Disabled 
Youth. 

See also: 
Access to Education and Programs Section, AHSSPPE 

Task Force 
Legal Assistance Section, Mental Health Law Project 
National Association of Protection & Advocacy 
Systems 
Family Support Section, Minerva Press pamphlets 



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VISION IMPAIRMENT 

American Council of the Blind (ACB) 

1010 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 1100 
Washington, DC 20005 
(202) 393-3666 
(800) 424-8666 

ACB is a national consumer and advocacy organiza- 
tion composed primarily of blind and visually 
impaired people. Affiliate groups include organiza- 
tions for blind teachers, lawyers, data processors, 
artists and musicians, parents, guide dog users, 
braille enthusiasts, and students (National Alliance 
of Blind Students). The Council sponsors an annual 
scholarship program and a national student seminar. 
It offers legal assistance; a free bi-monthly magazine, 
The Braille Forum, which is available in braille, large 
print, or on cassette; as well as topic brochures and 
resource materials in accessible media. 



American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) 

15 West 16th Street 
New York, NY 10011 
(212) 620-2000 
(800) 232-5463 

AFB was established to serve as the national partner 
of local services for blind and visually impaired 
persons. Services provided include information and 
consultation in areas of education, rehabilitation, 
employment and special products. AFB News, a 
quarterly publication, is available free. Request the 
latest Catalog of Publications (free) and/or their 
Products for People with Visual Problems. Six 
regional centers in the country offer consultation and 
referral to organizations (not private physicians). The 
Directory of Services for Blind and Visually- 
Impaired Persons in the U.S. ($39.45) is also available 
on cassette. 

American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. (APH) 

1839 Frankfort Avenue 
P.O. Box 6085 
Louisville, KY 40206-0085 
(502) 895-2405 

APH, established in 1858, manufactures materials for 
the use of blind people of all ages. Reading materials 
include books in braille, large type, and recorded 
form. Educational aids, tools, and supplies include 
braille writing and embossing equipment; computer 
software and hardware; educational games; low 
vision aids; braille and large type paper, binders, and 
notebooks. It will ship products to any destination in 
the world, and the catalogues are available in print 
and on cassette. 

Association of Radio Reading Services, Inc. 

1010 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Suite 1100 
Washington, DC 20005 
(202) 347-0955 
(800) 255-2777 



More than 100 closed-circuit radio stations through- 
out the USA broadcast daily news, features, 
magazine articles, and other programs designed for 
persons who are print-handicapped, regardless of 
the disability. These stations provide day and night 
programming, sometimes 24 hours per day. Many 
issue printed schedules of their programs. The entire 
service, including a specially-built radio receiver, is 
free. To locate the nearest radio reading service, call 
or write. 

Council of Citizens with Low Vision (CCLV) 

1400 N. Drake Road #218 
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 
(616) 381-9566 

CCLV is an advocacy membership organization 
composed of individuals with low vision, profession- 
als working with low vision, professionals working 
in the field, and family members of those with partial 
vision. CCLV serves as a clearinghouse on low vision 
and promotes education, research, legislation and 
the elimination of barriers to the full use of residual 
vision. Publications include a pamphlet, The Council 
of Citizens with Low Vision: A Vital Alternative for 
the Partially Sighted and a quarterly newsletter. A 
$1000 scholarship is awarded each year to a person 
(regardless of race, color, ethnic origin, sex or 
handicap) who is preparing to work in some capacity 
as a professional in the field of low vision. 

Helen Keller National Center for Deaf/Blind Youth 
and Adults 

111 Middle Neck Road 
Sands Point, NY 11050 
(516) 944-8900 (Voice/TDD) 

The Helen Keller National Center is a national 
program which provides diagnostic evaluation, 
short-term comprehensive rehabilitation training, 
and job preparation and placement for deaf/blind 
Americans from every state and territory. Additional 
services and training are offered nationwide to 
individuals, their families, and professionals in the 
field through HKNC's ten regional offices, 30 
affiliated agencies, and a national training team. The 
1987 Directory of Agencies and Organizations 
Serving Deaf-Blind Individuals is available for $10. 

National Alliance of Blind Students (NABS) 

1010 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 1100 
Washington, DC 20005 
(202) 393-3666 
(800) 424-8666 

NABS provides a national voice for students with 
vision impairments. It has an annual convention; a 
national newsletter, The Student Advocate ($3/yr); 
and a program to assist with employment. The staff 
does scholarship searches and is constantly updating 
its list of opportunities. Membership is $5/yr. NABS 
is an affiliate of the American Council of the Blind. 



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National Association for the Visually Handicapped 
(NAVH) 

22 West 21st Street 
New York, NY 10010 
(212) 889-3141 

3201 Balboa 

San Francisco, CA 94121 

(415) 221-3201 

NAVH serves as national information and referral 
agency for people who are partially sighted, but not 
totally blind. NAVH offers large print textbooks, 
testing materials, leisure reading, large print newslet- 
ters and other informational literature. They welcome 
requests from adults and children with partial vision, 
as well as from their families, professionals, and 
paraprofessionals. Both the New York and San 
Francisco offices have visual aids rooms, where 
clients can personally test various types of aids. 

National Federation of the Blind (NFB) 

1800 Johnson Street 
Baltimore, MD 21230 
(301) 659-9314 

NFB is a consumer group which can answer questions 
about blindness, refer people to appropriate re- 
sources or adapted equipment, and send a publica- 
tion list. Postsecondary Education and Career 
Development — A Resource Guide for the Blind, 
Visually Impaired, and Physically Handicapped can 
be ordered from the above address by prepaying 
$4.95. NFB has a number of scholarships available for 
blind students in postsecondary education. The 
Braille Monitor is a monthly publication available 
without cost to members. 

National Information Center on Deaf-Blindness 

Gallaudet University 
College Hall, Room 205 
800 Florida Avenue, NE 
Washington, DC 20002 
(202) 651-5289 
(202) 651-5830 (TDD) 

The Center responds to requests for information from 
consumers, parents, professionals, and interested 
advocates. The Center has information about: the 
causes of deaf-blindness, services available, effective 
educational approaches, useful technology, and 
training opportunities. Ask for Deaf-Blindness, A 
Factsheet. It also maintains a computerized database 
on local, regional, and national resources. 



National Library Service for the Blind and Physically 
Handicapped 

Library of Congress 
1291 Taylor Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20542 
(202) 707-5100 



The Library Service provides, free of charge, 
recorded and braille reading materials to persons 
with documented visual or physical impairments 
which prevent the reading of standard print material. 
A Union Catalog lists 65,000 books currently 
available in braille or on recordings. Contact the 
Reference Section with any questions about types of 
materials needed. Descriptive literature is available. 

Recording for the Blind, Inc. (RFB) 

20 Roszel Road 
Princeton, NJ 08540 
(609) 452-0606 

RFB is a national, nonprofit service organization that 
provides recorded educational books free-on-loan to 
individuals who cannot read standard printed 
material because of a visual, physical, or perceptual 
handicap. RFB's Master Tape Library, which 
currently contains approximately 75,000 titles, is 
being steadily augmented by the work of 4,000 
trained volunteers in 31 recording studios across the 
country. In addition to recording and lending books, 
RFB compiles bibliographies of books available on 
tape. Registering as an RFB borrower requires 
documentation of disability and a one-time-only 
registration fee of $25. Application forms and 
descriptive literature are available on request. 
Subscriptions to Recording for the Blind News (in 
print or on cassette) are free of charge. A two- volume 
printed catalogue (plus supplements) of books in 
RFB's library is available for $14 prepaid. 

Voice Indexing for the Blind, Inc. (VIB) 

11400 Woodson Street 
Kensington, MD 20896 
(301) 949-6906 

VIB instructs in voice indexing, which enables users 
to highlight and scan taped material. It also produces 
voice-indexed recordings on contract, and lectures on 
how print-handicapped persons can access reference 
materials. A free Procedure for Sequential Voice-In- 
dexing on a 2-Track or 4-Track Cassette Recorder 
and catalogue, Voice-Indexed Cassettes, are available 
in large print and on voice-indexed cassettes. Note 
that voice indexing is a helpful skill for students with 
writing difficulty and learning disabilities as well as 
vision impairments. 



ADDITIONAL RESOURCES 

See also: 
Access to Careers and Programs Section, AHSSPPE 

Blind and Visually Impaired Interest Group 
Employment Section, Job Opportunities for the Blind 



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COMMUNITY INTEGRATION 



REHABILITATION 



Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) 

39 Cross Street 
Peabody, MA 01960 
(617) 531-8555 

CAST aims to expand opportunities for individuals 
with special needs through the application of 
technology. CAST identifies new technology; 
develops programs, adaptations, and techniques; 
evaluates the effectiveness of technology in actual 
practice with special needs individuals; disseminates 
study results; and consults with developers of new 
technology and the community of special profession- 
als. They offer direct service to special needs 
individuals, training to professionals, and informa- 
tion to promote advocacy by parents and others. 

Council of State Administrators of Vocational 
Rehabilitation (CSAVR) 

1055 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20007 
(202) 638-4634 

CSAVR is the membership organization of the State 
directors of vocational rehabilitation programs. A 
caller can be referred to the appropriate State office 
for further assistance. 



ICD — International Center for the Disabled 

340 East 24th Street 
New York, NY 10010 
(212) 679-0100 
(212) 889-0372 (TDD) 

ICD is a comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation 
facility offering half-day to two week professional 
education courses and workshops on a broad range 
of medical and vocational rehabilitation subjects. 
Topics include vocational evaluation, day treatment 
for dementia, cognitive rehabilitation for the traumat- 
ically head injured, and learning disabilities. A 
catalogue of offerings is available. 



National Clearing House on Rehabilitation Training 
Materials (NCHRTM) 

Oklahoma State University 
115 Old USDA Building 
Stillwater, OK 74078 
(405) 744-7650 

NCHRTM disseminates information on rehabilitation 
with primary concentration on training materials for 
use by educators of rehabilitation counselors. 
Personnel working in the areas of staff development, 
in-service training, and continuing education are also 
served by the Clearing House. The NCHRTM 
Memorandum appears quarterly and lists documents 
available at a cost recovery rate. It is housed at 
Oklahoma State University. 

National Rehabilitation Association (NRA) 

633 South Washington Street 
Alexandria, VA 22314 
(703) 836-0850 (Voice) 
(703) 836-0852 (TDD) 

The NRA membership is comprised of persons with 
disabilities, professional rehabilitation workers, and 
others from the fields of education, medicine, 
business, and industry. Members receive eight 
newsletters annually and the Journal of Rehabilita- 
tion quarterly. NRA is active in areas such as 
advocacy, legislative design, and the development of 
education and training programs for people with 
disabilities. The separate professional divisions are 
Job Placement, Rehabilitation Counseling, Rehabilita- 
tion Administration, Vocational Evaluation and 
Work Adjustment, Independent Living, Rehabilita- 
tion Instructors, and Support Staff. The Association 
has 60 affiliate chapters throughout the country. 

National Rehabilitation Information Center 
(NARIC) 

8455 Colesville Road, Suite 935 
Silver Spring, MD 20910 
(301) 588-9284 (Voice/TDD) 
(800) 346-2742 (Voice/TDD) 

NARIC is the rehabilitation information resource 
library housing research reports, books, microfiche, 
and audio-visual materials relevant to a wide range 
of disability-related subjects and products. The 
Center supplies bibliographic citations of documents 
in its collection from its database, REHABDATA. 
Through the NARIC Quarterly and on the telephone, 
NARIC provides information from its resource files 
which contain over 150 subjects and 200 different 
organizations. It is the distribution center for the 
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation 
Research (NIDRR). 



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Rehabilitation International (RI) 

25 East 21st Street 
New York, NY 
(212) 420-1500 

RI is a federation of 135 organizations in 81 countries 
conducting programs to assist people with disabilities 
and all who work for prevention, rehabilitation, and 
integration. It publishes the International Rehabilita- 
tion Review to report on worldwide scientific 
developments in the fields of disability, rehabilita- 
tion, and related fields. 



ADDITIONAL RESOURCES 

There are 38 Rehabilitation Research and Training 
Centers (RTCs), funded by the U.S. Department of 
Education, all on topics related to the disability field. 
Examples are Children/Families, Commmunity 
Living, Deafness, Employment/Employability, 
Independent Living, Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 
Spinal Cord Injury, and Traumatic Brain Injury. 
These are listed in the Spring, 1989, NARIC Quar- 
terly, available free of charge from NARIC (see 
above). 



INDEPENDENT LIVING 

Independent Living Research Utilization Program 
(ILRU) 

3400 Bissonnet, Suite 101 
Houston, TX 77005 
(713) 666-6244 (Voice) 
(713) 666-0643 (TDD) 

ILRU Program is a national resource center for 
independent living. It produces resource materials, 
develops and conducts training programs on 
independent living issues, provides technical 
assistance and consultation to independent living 
centers, and publishes a bimonthly newsletter which 
addresses matters affecting the independent living 
field. The major resource is the Directory of Indepen- 
dent Living Programs, which lists programs on a 
state-by-state basis ($8.50 prepaid). Individuals are 
invited to contact ILRU for free referral to projects 
near their communities. Write for complete publica- 
tion list. 



National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) 

310 S. Peoria Street, Suite 201 

Chicago, IL 60607 

(312) 226-1006 (Voice/TDD) 

NCIL is a national membership association for 
independent living centers and supporters. It 
disseminates information about independent living 
matters and relevant legislation through its member- 
ship network. It can provide referral to a local 
program for consumers, up-to-date practical informa- 
tion for professionals, and advice to persons in- 
terested in starting an independent living center. 



Social Security Administration 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 
Local Telephone Directory, Blue Pages 
U.S. Government Section 

SSA local offices in every area have pamphlets about 
benefits relating to disability. Staff can answer 
questions relating to SSI and SSDI over the phone, 
as well as in writing. 

Typewriting Institute for the Handicapped 

3102 West August Avenue 
Phoenix, AZ 85021 
(602) 939-5344 

The Institute is a for-profit company which makes a 
keyboard for typewriters and word processors that is 
rearranged to accommodate one-handed typing. 
Other products to promote independence are listed 
in the catalogue. 



ADDITIONAL RESOURCES 

Accent on Living, is a magazine which focuses on 
needs of people with physical handicaps. Articles 
cover organizations, new products and inventions 
for people with disabilities, and ideas for recreation 
and daily living ($6/yr). Also available: the Buyer's 
Guide (1988-89 edition, $10.95), a 146 page source- 
book on products and services, and a computerized 
retrieval system for specific products or services. 
Write Accent on Living, Cheever Publishing, Inc., 
P.O. Box 700, Bloomington, IL 61702. (309) 378-2961. 

Independent Living, Careers & The Handicapped, 
Equal Opportunity, The Collegiate Career Woman, 
The Minority Engineer, and The Woman Engineer 

are all publications of Equal Opportunity Publica- 
tions, Inc. (EOP). EOP is a winner of the President's 
Committee on Employment of Persons With Dis- 
abilities' Media Award. For subscription information, 
write EOP, 44 Broadway, Greenlawn, NY 11740. 
(516) 261-8917. 

See also: 
Family Support Section, Self-Help Clearinghouse 
Hearing Impairment Section, Self-help for Hard of 

Hearing People 
Legal Assistance Section, National Association of 

Protection and Advocacy Systems 
Technology Section, entries related to assistive 

technology 
Vision Impairment Section, National Alliance of 

Blind Students "Jobs, Jobs, Jobs" Program 



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EMPLOYMENT 

70001, Training and Employment, Ltd. 

501 School Street, SW, Suite 600 
Washington, DC 20024 
(202) 484-0103 

70001 is a national nonprofit organization operating 
local programs for at-risk youth between 18 and 21 
years of age. They have, in many cities across the 
country, both Drop-Out Recovery Programs and 
Drop-Out Prevention Programs. Call or write to 
obtain a referral to a local group, or to receive their 
bimonthly newsletter Going Places (no charge). 

Association of Persons in Supported Employment 
(APSE) 

P.O. Box 27523 
Richmond, VA 23261 
(804) 266-6950 

APSE was formed primarily to provide support and 
information to people who implement supported 
employment such as job coaches, enclave and mobile 
crew supervisors, small business entrepreneurs, and 
program managers. The staff searches for integrated 
employment opportunities for citizens with severe 
disabilities by maintaining a partnership of the 
various participants in Supported Employment. 
Members receive the Advance, the APSE newsletter. 
They are periodically notified about training op- 
porunities, policy changes, and legislative issues. 

Job Accommodation Network (JAN) 

West Virginia University 
809 Allen Hall 
Morgantown, WV 26506 
(304) 293-7186 
(800) 526-7234 

JAN is an international information network and 
consulting resource which provides information 
about employment issues to employers, rehabilitation 
professionals, and persons with disabilities. Callers 
should be prepared to explain the specific problem 
and job circumstances. Sponsored by President's 
Committee on Employment of People With Dis- 
abilities, the Network is operated by West Virginia 
University Rehabilitation Research and Training 
Center. Brochures, printed materials, and a newslet- 
ter are available free of charge. 



Job Opportunities for the Blind 

National Federation of the Blind 
1800 Johnson Street 
Baltimore, MD 21230 
(301) 659-9314 
(800) 638-7518 



JOB is the nationwide job listing and job referral 
system of the NFB, a service available without 
charge. Among JOB's 40+ free publications are: 
Blind People at Work, and Technical Assistance 
Guide for Employers. The Recorded Bulletin is sent 
to registered applicants and includes articles about 
careers and employment, as well as a job listing. 



Mainstream, Inc. 

1030 15th Street, NW, Suite 1010 
Washington, DC 20005 
(202) 898-1400 (Voice/TDD) 

This nonprofit organization works with employers 
and service providers around the country to increase 
employment opportunities for persons with dis- 
abilities. Mainstream produces publications and 
provides trainings on all relevant "disability employ- 
ment" issues. The organization holds an annual 
conference in Washington, DC. It also operates a 
placement program for job-seekers with disabilities 
in the Washington, DC and Dallas, TX communities; 
a guidebook, Workplace, is based on the project. 
Write for a publications list and schedule of upcoming 
training opportunities. 

National Center on Employment of the Deaf (NCED) 

National Technical Institute for the Deaf 

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) 

One Lomb Memorial Drive 

Rochester, NY 14623 

(716) 475-6834 

(716) 475-6205 (TDD) 

NCED is designed to promote successful employment 
of RIT's deaf graduates and other qualified deaf 
people nationwide. The Center offers a range of 
services to employers, professionals serving deaf 
persons, and qualified deaf persons. Staff members 
meet with employers on campus and on site to assist 
in recruiting, hiring, accommodating and promoting 
qualified deaf people. Indepth employer training 
programs are also offered. 

President's Committee on Employment of People 
With Disabilities 

1111 20th St., NW, Suite 636 
Washington, DC 20036 
(202) 653-5044 
(202) 653-5050 (TDD) 

The President's Committee is a national source of 
information and assistance concerning employment 
and people with disabilities. It can refer callers to 
committees at the state and local levels. The Commit- 
tee sponsors the observance of National Disability 
Employment Awareness Month (October), an annual 
conference on the employment of people with 
disabilities, seminars, and workshops on a range of 
issues concerning employment. It publishes and 
distributes a newsletter, Tips and Trends, and a 
quarterly magazine, Worklife. The Committee also 
sponsors the Job Accommodation Network listed 
above. 



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TECHNOLOGY 



ABLEDATA 

Newington Children's Hospital 
Adaptive Equipment Center 
181 East Cedar Street 
Newington, CT 06111 
(203) 667-5405 
(800) 344-5405 

ABLEDATA is a computerized listing of over 15,000 
commercially available products for rehabilitation 
and independent living. Annotations about each 
product give detailed descriptions. Computer 
owners may obtain an individual copy of ABLEDATA 
though the Trace Center (below). Professionals or 
others who subscribe to Bibliographic Retrieval 
Services (BRS) may access ABLEDATA directly. For 
information about BRS, (800) 345-4277. 

Apple Office of Special Education Programs 

Apple Computer 

20525 Mariana Avenue, MS23D 

Cupertino, CA 95014 

(408) 973-6484 

This office is responsible for Apple computer 
technologies appropriate to meet the Special Educa- 
tion and Rehabilitation needs of people with a wide 
range of disabilities. 

Center for Special Education Technology 
Information Exchange 

1920 Association Drive 
Reston, VA 22091 
(703) 620-3660 
(800) 873-8255 

The Center collects and exchanges information about 
using technology in the education of people with 
handicaps, their parents, and professionals. Inquirers 
are invited to use the toll-free line to obtain informa- 
tion about software, hardware, audio and video 
technology, and assistive devices. 

Closing the Gap (CTG) 

P.O. Box 68 
Henderson, MN 56044 
(612) 248-3294 

CTG publishes a bimonthly newspaper on microcom- 
puter applications for disabled individuals with an 
emphasis on special education and rehabilitation 
uses ($26/year). It provides presentations and 
hands-on training to special education and rehabilita- 
tion professionals throughout North America and at 
its training center in Minnesota; and it hosts an 
annual national conference on Computer Technology 
for the Handicapped each October. 



Compute Able Network 

P.O. Box 1706 
Portland, OR 97207 
(503) 645-0009 

The Network provides evaluations, training, adaptive 
computer systems, and assistance in Section 508 
compliance. They determine viable, cost-effective 
solutions for persons of any ability through adaptive 
technology, and training. The Network offers a 
unique video tape training program in Adaptive 
Computer Technology. It is a for-profit corporation. 

IBM National Support Center for Persons with 
Disabilities 

4111 Northside Parkway 

Atlanta, GA 30327 

(800) 426-2133 (Voice/TDD) 

The Center responds to requests for information on 
how computers can help people with a wide range of 
disabilities. While the Center is unable to diagnose or 
prescribe an assistive device or software, information 
is provided on what is available and where one can 
go for more details. 

National Special Education Alliance 

Apple Computer, Inc. 

20525 Mariani Avenue, M/S 435 

Cupertino, CA 95014 

(408) 974-7910 

The Alliance is a coalition of community resource 
centers, professional organizations, and technology 
vendors working together to increase the ways 
microcomputers can assist individuals with dis- 
abilities. Electronic linkage among centers and a 
national data base allows information sharing about 
special education and rehabilitation. Training and 
technical assistance are available. 



RESNA 

1101 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 700 
Washington, DC 20036 
(202) 857-1199 

RESNA is an interdisciplinary association for the 
advancement of rehabilitation and assistive technol- 
ogy. Staff can provide information in response to 
specific questions about modifying existing equip- 
ment and designing new devices. Numerous 
publications include Technology for Independent 
Living Sourcebook, Designing Jobs for Handicap- 
ped Workers, 1986; Rehabilitation Technology 
Service Delivery; a bimonthly newsletter, RESNA 
News; and a quarterly journal, Assistive Technology. 
RESNA sponsors an annual conference for which 
printed proceedings are available. Annual member- 
ship is $95. 



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Trace Research and Development Center For 
Communication, Control and Computer Access for 
Handicapped Individuals 

Waisman Center 
1500 Highland Avenue 
Madison, WI 53705 
(608) 262-6966 (Voice) 
(608) 263-5408 (TDD) 

The Trace Center has a wealth of information on 
communication and other needs of severely disabled 
individuals which may be met by current microcom- 
puter technology. Implications of the Center's work 
for postsecondary education include providing 
access to training programs by meeting communica- 
tion needs and developing alternate methods of 
accessing computers. These alternate access methods 
can also be used to control devices in the workplace 
as well as in the home. Trace also maintains a reprint 
service which includes the Rehab/Education Technol- 
ogy Resource book Series, a cross-referenced registry 
of communication aids, training aids, switches, 
environmental control systems, software, and 
hardware modifications created or adapted for 
handicapped individuals. 



ADDITIONAL RESOURCES 

Memorandum on Computers, Disability, and 
Postsecondary Education, by Jay Brill, is the HEATH 
publication on this subject. It provides, free of 
charge, a more extensive listing of technology related 
resources. 

On-line Information: 
CompuServe is a bulletin board designed for the 
general public. 5000 Arlington Center Blvd., 
Columbus, OH 43220 (614) 457-8600. 

SPECIALNET is for professionals in special 
education and related fields. GTE-Education 
Services, Inc., 2021 K Street, NW, Suite 215, 
Washington, DC 20006 (202) 835-7300. 

See also: 

Injury and Chronic Illness Section, National Center 

for Youth with Disabilities 
Vision Impairment Section, Voice Indexing for the 

Blind 



FUNDING 



Federal Student Aid Information Center 

Office of Student Financial Assistance 
Postsecondary Education 
U.S. Department of Education 
Washington, DC 20202 
(800) 333-4636 

The Information Center staffs a toll-free number 
available in all 50 States and Puerto Rico. It can 
answer questions about Federal student aid from 
students, parents, and Members of Congress, as well 
as financial aid administrators. The Center has 
available several publications, including the Student 
Guide: Five Federal Financial Aid Programs, the 
Application for Federal Student Aid (in print and on 
cassette), and Correction AFSA (in English and 
Spanish). 

Foundation Center 

79 Fifth Avenue 
New York, NY 10003 
(212) 620-4230 

The Center operates four libraries (in New York, 
Washington, DC, Cleveland, and San Francisco). In 
these, and various other libraries across the country, 
are found four reference books which index founda- 
tions and grants made to organizations serving those 
with disabilities. In a few cases, grants to individuals 
are listed. To find the address of the nearest of the 
150 collections, call the New York number above. 



ADDITIONAL RESOURCES 

Financial Aid for Students With Disabilities. 

HEATH Resource Center. (Discusses the process of 
applying for aid and a very few sources of aid. 
HEATH does not manage funds for scholarship 
assistance.) 

Grants for Graduate Students — 1988, edited by 
Andrea Leskes, could be useful for currently enrolled 
graduate students, undergraduates planning to enter 
graduate school, graduate school deans, career 
counselors, and faculty seeking support for their 
graduate students. It contains very few sources of 
funding specifically for students with disabilities. 
However, with 650 entries, it is a major resource for 
those seeking graduate school funding. Available in 
libraries, or for $29.95 from Peterson's Guides, 166 
Bunn Drive, P.O.Box 2133, Princeton, NJ 08450-0008. 

Federal Funding to Two-Year Colleges for 1988 is the 
thirteenth edition of a comprehensive publication 
produced by the National Council for Resource 
Development. Despite its title, this book is useful to 
four-year colleges, as well as two-year colleges, since 
it describes over 20 Federal programs which actually 
fund college programs. Contact information is 
included. Available for $4.95, plus $1.50 for postage 
and handling, from the National Council for Resource 
Development (NCRD), One Dupont Circle, Suite 
410, Washington, DC 20036 (202) 293-7050. 



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See also: 
American Council of the Blind 
Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act 
Clearinghouse on Disability Information (OSERS) 

(re. Federal funding) 
Council for Learning Disabilities 



Council of Citizens With Low Vision 
Foundation for Science and the Handicapped 
Learning Disabilities Network 
National Federation of the Blind 
World Institute on Disability 



LEGAL ASSISTANCE 



ORGANIZATIONS 

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund 
(DREDF) 

2212 6th Street 
Berkeley, CA 94710 
(415) 644-2555 

Governmental Affairs: 
1616 P Street, NW, Suite 100 
Washington, DC 20036 
(202) 328-5185 

DREDF is a national disability rights law and policy 
center dedicated to equal opportunities for persons 
with disabilities. It offers education and training 
programs on disability civil rights issues, legal 
support and advocacy, and analysis of policy 
questions. It has publications for distribution, and 
callers can be referred to local sources of help. 

Fund for Equal Access to Society 

7945 MacArthur Boulevard, #204 
Cabin John, MD 20818 
(301) 320-6185 

The Fund is a nonprofit corporation formed in 1980 
to advocate for full and equal access for individuals 
precluded from effective participation in various 
aspects of society, including college campuses or 
training sites. A caller could also be referred to a more 
appropriate source of legal assistance. 

Mental Health Law Project 

2021 L Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20036 
(202) 467-5730 

MHLP is a nonprofit advocacy law group which can 
provide technical assistance to attorneys and service 
providers. Their main function is not direct service or 
referral to specific attorneys. They select cases for 
those which would have national impact on advocacy 
for people with disabilities, especially in the areas of 
developmental and psychiatric disabilities. 



National Center for Law and the Deaf 

800 Florida Avenue, NE 
Washington, DC 20002 
(202) 651-5373 (Voice/TDD) 

NCLD provides legal education on issues affecting 
hearing-impaired and deaf people through confer- 
ences, workshops, classes; it also presents educa- 
tional programs to the hearing community on 
compliance with state and federal legislation require- 
ments. The Center is an advocate to many law 
schools on behalf of deaf students; it works with 
prospective deaf law students on career possibilities, 
and it advises students about the Law School 
Aptitude Test and other realities of law school life. 

Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia (PILCOP) 

125 South 9th Street, Suite 700 
Philadelphia, PA 19107 
(215) 627-7100 

PILCOP is a non-profit, public interest law firm with 
a Disabilities Project specializing in class action suits 
brought by individuals and organizations. The 
Center's primary interests are in promoting family- 
scale local services for people with developmental 
disabilities and in promoting state-of-the-art educa- 
tion for people with handicaps in the public schools. 
Lack of accessible transportation is another focus. 
(PILCOP does not deal with mental health issues.) 



ADDITIONAL RESOURCES 

Legal Rights of Hearing Impaired People, Gallaudet 
University Bookstore, P.O. Box 103-B Kendall Green, 
Washington, DC 20002 ($13.95) 

Mental and Physical Disability Law Reporter is the 

primary publication of the Commission on the 
Mentally Disabled of the American Bar Association. 
Also available is a catalogue listing numerous other 
printed materials related to various disability issues 
and the law, especially useful for professionals. ABA, 
1800 M Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 
20077-9428 (202) 331-2240. 



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FEDERAL LAWS and REGULATIONS 

Increasing numbers of students with disabilities 
are attending American colleges, universities, 
vocational-technical programs, proprietary schools, 
independent living centers, adult education pro- 
grams, and other places where people continue to 
learn after high school. Over the past decade and a 
half, there has been a dramatic growth of oppor- 
tunities and a crumbling of barriers on campuses and 
in workplaces. 

Students have been assisted in their education and 
adult training by a range of accommodations that 
make full participation possible for many. Examples 
of these accommodations are: relocation of classes 
and untimed testing; support services including 
interpreters, notetakers, taped tests, and job coaches; 
and technological equipment such as talking cal- 
culators, Braille typewriters, and voice or light 
beam-operated computer terminals. With such 
assistance, people with disabilities have been able to 
make great strides toward managing their lives; and 
they have been increasingly successful in a variety of 
postsecondary programs alongside their non-handi- 
capped peers. This kind of success has been achieved 
gradually, following passage of laws reflecting 
society's growing awareness of and appreciation for 
citizens who have disabilities. 

Rehabilitation Act and Regulations 

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (P.L. 
93-112), together with the implementing Regulations 
of 1977 which were reissued by the U.S. Department 
of Education in 1980, prohibits discrimination in 
those postsecondary education, training and employ- 
ment programs that receive Federal funds. Section 
504 provides that "no otherwise qualified handi- 
capped individual . . . shall, solely by reason of a 
handicap, be excluded from the participation in, be 
denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimina- 
tion under any program or activity receiving Federal 
financial assistance." According to the Regulations, 
a "qualified" individual with handicaps, with respect 
to postsecondary and vocational education, is 
defined as one "who meets the academic and 
technical standards requisite to admission or 
participation in the recipient's education program or 
activity." 

Section 504 prohibits discrimination against 
persons with disabilities by institutions who are 
recipients of Federal funds. This applies to recruit- 
ment, testing, admissions, and treatment after 
admission. Therefore, colleges, universities, and 
other postsecondary institutions are required to 
make reasonable adjustments and change dis- 
criminatory policies so that qualified students with 
disabilities can fulfill academic requirements. 
Students are not to be excluded from programs 
because of physical barriers or the absence of 
auxiliary aids. 

In some cases, accommodation for persons with 
disabilities may require no architectural changes in 
the site; rather, prejudicial attitudes and discrimina- 



tory policies must be changed to open the doors of 
opportunity. Full acceptance into the regular setting 
constitutes compliance with the regulations for many 
of these students. For institutions that receive Federal 
assistance, architectural barriers must not be present 
in buildings constructed after June 3, 1977. In 
facilities that existed before that date, barriers must 
be removed unless the program can be made 
accessible by other means. That is to say, postsecond- 
ary institutions are not required to make all older 
facilities accessible, but may instead undertake some 
alterations, reschedule classes to accessible facilities, 
or take other steps to open programs in older facilities 
to students with handicaps. 

Auxiliary aids and devices frequently make the 
difference in educational program accessibility. 
Provision of such aids may sometimes be ac- 
complished by assisting students to pursue financial 
aid as a client of Vocational Rehabilitation, or to apply 
to charitable organizations for assistance. 

Education of the Handicapped Act and Amendments 

In 1975, the Education of All Handicapped 
Children Act (P.L. 94-142) substantially amended the 
1969 Education of the Handicapped Act (91-230, Title 
VI) and established the right of all children to a "free 
appropriate public education." It requires that 
education be provided with related services in the 
least restrictive environment appropriate to each 
individual child as specified in that child's formal 
Individualized Education Plan (IEP), which must be 
written with the involvement and consent of parents 
and professionals. The legislation also incorporated 
due process guidelines to safeguard the rights of 
children with disabilities and their parents. The 
Education of the Handicapped Act also established a 
number of discretionary programs for the purpose of 
improving the education of individuals with dis- 
abilities at all levels of schooling. 

The Education of the Handicapped Act Amend- 
ments of 1983 (P.L. 98-199) mandated the establish- 
ment of a national clearinghouse on postsecondary 
education for individuals with handicaps. Since 1984, 
HEATH Resource Center has operated this clearing- 
house as a program of the American Council on 
Education. 

Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act 

The Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act 
(P.L. 98-524, 1984) provides financial aid to States for 
vocational education programs. Under the Act, more 
than one-half of allocated Federal monies must 
support targeted groups: those with handicaps, the 
disadvantaged, and the limited English-proficient. 
Ten percent (10%) of the set-aside money must be 
used only to support the excess costs associated with 
serving disabled students in mainstreamed programs. 
Grants may be used in secondary, postsecondary, 
and adult programs. Monies are distributed by the 
Federal government to States, which in turn make 
subgrants for the operation of programs. The State 
Board of Vocational Education is the place to begin 
the process of grants and funding. 



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Civil Rights Restoration Act 

The Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 (P.L. 
100-259) provides agencies with broader authority to 
investigate allegations of discrimination than they 
had under the Supreme Court's decision in 1984 in 
Grove City College v. Bell. Under Grove City, an agency 
had jurisdiction to investigate discrimination only 
when the specific program or activity within the 
institution in which the discrimination allegedly 
existed was receiving Federal financial assistance. 
The Civil Rights Restoration Act expands the 
definition of a program or activity so that agencies 
may investigate allegations of discrimination any- 
where in an educational institution, so long as that 
institution receives Federal financial assistance. 



For further information about these laws and 
regulations, contact the appropriate Regional 
Technical Assistance Office (Office of Civil Rights) 
listed below. 



REGIONAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE OFFICES 

The Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, maintains ten regional offices which would be able 
to answer questions on matters of legal interpretation. 



Region I: (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New 
Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont) 

US Department of Education 

Office for Civil Rights 

J.W. McCormack Post Office and Courthouse 

Building, Room 222, 01-0061 

Boston, MA 02109-4557 

(617) 223-9662 

(617) 223-9695 (TDD) 

Region II: (New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, 
Virgin Islands) 

US Department of Education 

Office for Civil Rights 

26 Federal Plaza, 33rd Floor, Room 33-130, 02-1010 

New York, NY 10278-0082 

(212) 264-4633 

(212) 264-9464 (TDD) 

Region III: (Delaware, District of Columbia, 
Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia) 

US Department of Education 

Office for Civil Rights 

3535 Market Street, Room 6300, 03-2010 

Philadelphia, PA 19104-3326 

(215) 596-6772 

(215) 596-6794 (TDD) 

Region IV: (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, 
Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, 
Tennessee) 

US Department of Education 

Office for Civil Rights 

101 Marietta Tower, 27th Floor, Suite 2702 

P.O. Box 1705, 04-3010 

Atlanta, GA 30301-1705 

(404) 331-2954 

(404) 331-7816 (TDD) 



Region V: (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, 
Ohio, Wisconsin) 

US Department of Education 

Office for Civil Rights 

401 South State Street, Room 700C, 05-4010 

Chicago, IL 60606-1202 

(312) 886-3456 

(312) 353-2541 (TDD) 

Region VI: (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, 
Oklahoma, Texas) 

US Department of Education 

Office for Civil Rights 

1200 Main Tower Bldg., Suite 2260, 06-5010 

Dallas, TX 75202-9998 

(214) 767-3959 

(214) 767-3639 (TDD) 

Region VII: (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska) 

US Department of Education 

Office for Civil Rights 

10220 N. Executive Hills Blvd., 8th Floor 

P.O. Box 901381, 07-6010 

Kansas City, MO 64190-1381 

(816) 891-8026 

Region VIII: (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, 
South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming) 

US Department of Education 

Office for Civil Rights 

Federal Office Building 

1961 Stout Street, Room 342, 08-7010 

Denver, CO 80294-3608 

(303) 844-5695 

(303) 844-3417 (TDD) 



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Region IX: (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, 
Guam, Trust Territory of Pacific Islands, American 
Samoa) 

US Department of Education 

Office for Civil Rights 

221 Main Street, 10th Floor, Suite 1020, 09-8010 

San Francisco, CA 94105-1925 

(415) 227-8040 

(415) 227-8124 (TDD) 



Region X: (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington) 

US Department of Education 

Office for Civil Rights 

915 Second Avenue, Room 3310, 10-9010 

Seattle, WA 98174-1099 

(206) 442-1636 

(206) 442-4542 (TDD) 



INDEX 



70001, Training and Employment, Ltd. 20 

ABLEDATA 21 

American Amputee Foundation (AAF) 13 

ACT Test Administration 1 

AIDS Action Council 13 

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf 

(AGBA) 9 
American Alliance for Health, Phys Ed, Recreation 

and Dance 1 
American Association for Counseling and 

Development (AACD) 1 
American Association for the Advancement of 

Science (AAAS) 1 
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and 

Admissions Officers (AACRAO) 1 
American Association of Disability Communicators 

(AADC) 6 
American Chemical Society (ACS) 1 
American Council of the Blind (ACB) 16 
American Council on Rural Special Education 

(ACRES) 6 
American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association 

(ADARA) 9 
American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) 16 
American Institute of Architects (AIA) 4 
American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. (APH) 16 
American Society of Allied Health Professions 

(ASAHP) 1 
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 

(ASHA) 2 
American Vocational Association (AVA) 2 
Apple Office of Special Education Programs 21 
Architectural and Transportation Barriers 

Compliance Board 4 
Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC) 8 
Association of Persons in Supported Employment 

(APSE) 20 
Association of Physical Plant Administrators 

(APPA) 4 
Association of Radio Reading Services, Inc. 16 
Association on Handicapped Student Service 

Programs in Postsecondary Education 

(AHSSPPE) 2 



Autism Society of America 8 

Captioned Films/Videos for the Deaf 9 

Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) 18 

Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation 15 

Center for Special Education Technology Information 

Exchange 21 
Center for Slower Learners (CSL) 11 
Clearinghouse on Disability Information (OSERS) 6 
Closing the Gap (CTG) 21 
Coalition on Disability and Chemical Dependency 

(CDCD) 6 
College Board ATP Services for Handicapped 

Students 2 
Compute Able Network 21 
Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD) 11 
Council of Citizens with Low Vision (CCLV) 16 
Council of State Administrators of Vocational 

Education 18 
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 8 
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc. 

(DREDF) 23 
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) 6 
Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) 2 
Epilepsy Foundation of America 8 
Estate Planning for the Disabled 4 
Family Survival Project (FSP) 13 
Federal Student Aid Information Center 22 
Foundation Center 22 
Foundation for Science and the Handicapped 

(FSH) 2 
Fund for Equal Access to Society 23 
Gazette International Networking Institute 

(GINI) 13 
HEATH Resource Center — Inside Front Cover 
Helen Keller National Center for Deaf/Blind Youth 

and Adults 16 
IBM National Support Center for Persons with 

Disabilities 21 
ICD — International Center for the Disabled 18 
Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) 13 
Independent Living Research Utilization Project 

(ILRU) 19 
Job Accommodation Network (JAN) 20 



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Job Opportunities for the Blind (JOB) 20 

Learning Disability Association (LDA) 11 

Learning Disability Network 11 

Mainstream, Inc. 20 

Mental Health Law Project (MHLP) 23 

Mobility International, USA (MIUSA) 3 

National AIDS Network 13 

National Alliance for the Mentally 111 (NAMI) 15 

National Alliance of Blind Students 16 

National Association for the Visually Handicapped 

(NAVH) 17 
National Association of the Deaf 10 
National Association of Vocational Education Special 

Needs Personnel (NAVESNP) 3 
National Captioning Institute (NCI) 10 
National Center for Law and the Deaf 23 
National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) 1 1 
National Center for Youth with Disabilities 

(NCYD) 13 
National Center on Employment of the Deaf 

(NCED) 20 
National Center on Postsecondary Transition for 

Students with Learning Disabilities 11 
National Chronic Pain Outreach Association 

(NCPOA) 14 
National Clearing House of Rehabilitation Training 

Materials (NCHRTM) 18 
National Committee for Citizens in Education 3 
National Council on Disability 7 
National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) 19 
National Down Syndrome Congress 8 
National Easter Seal Society 7 
National Federation of the Blind (NFB) 17 
National Head Injury Foundation (NIHF) 14 
National Health Information Center 14 
National Information Center for Children and Youth 

with Handicaps (NICHCY) 4 
National Information Center on Deaf-Blindness 17 
National Information Center on Deafness (NICD) 10 
National Institute of Dyslexia 11 
National Library Services for the Blind and Physically 

Handicapped 17 
National Mental Health Association (NMHA) 15 
National Mental Health Consumer Self-Help 

Clearinghouse 15 



National Network of Learning Disabled Adults 

(NNLDA) 12 
National Network of Parent Centers 4 
National Organization for Rare Disorders 

(NORD) 14 
National Organization on Disability (NOD) 7 
National Rehabilitation Association (NRA) 18 
National Rehabilitation Information Center 

(NARIC) 18 
National Spinal Cord Injury Association 14 
National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) 10 
Orton Dyslexia Society 12 
Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) 14 
Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center 

(PEATC) 4 
President's Committee on Employment of People 

With Disabilities 20 
Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia 

(PILCOP) 23 
Recording for the Blind, Inc. (RFB) 17 
Rehabilitation International (RI) 19 
RESNA 21 

Self-Help Clearinghouse 5 

Self-Help for Hard of Hearing People (Shhh) 10 
Sibling Information Network 5 
Social Security Administration 19 
Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP) 5 
Spina Bifida Association of America (SBAA) 8 
Spinal Cord Injury Hotline of the American Paralysis 

Association 14 
TASH: The Association for Persons with Severe 

Handicaps 8 
Technical Assistance for Parent Programs (TAPP) 5 
Technical Assistance for Special Populations Program 

(TASPP) 3 
Telecommunications for the Deaf, Inc. (TDI) 10 
Thresholds Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center 15 
Trace Research and Development Center 22 
Typewriting Institute for the Handicapped 19 
United Cerebral Palsy Associations (UCP) 9 
Voice Indexing for the Blind, Inc. (VIB) 17 
World Institute on Disability (WID) 7 
Young Adult Institute (YAI) 9 



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HEATH PUBLICATIONS LIST 

The HEATH Resource Center operates the national clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individu- 
als with handicaps. HEATH is an acronym for Higher Education and Adult Training for people with Handicaps. 
Support from the United States Department of Education enables the Center, a program of the American Council on 
Ed ucation, to serve as an information exchange about educational support services, policies, procedures, adaptations, 
and opportunities on American campuses, vocational-technical schools, adult education programs, independent 
living centers, and other training entities after high school. The Center gathers and disseminates this information so 
that people with disabilities can develop their full potential through postsecondary education and training if they 
choose. 



RESOURCE PAPERS 

Access to the Science and Engineering 



Classroom 
Career Planning and Placenv 
Cost Effective Ideas (for adm 
Education Beyond High Schc 

Yours 
Education for Employment 

tion) 
Financial Aid for Students wi 
Head Injury Survivor on Can 

Resources 
Hearing Impaired Students ii 

Education 
Learning Disabled Adults in 

Education 
Make the Most of Your Oppo 
Measuring Student Progress 
Opportunities After High Scr 

who are Severely Handic 
Strategies for Advising Disab 
Vocational Rehabilitation Ser 

Consumer's Guide 
Young Adults with Learning 

Other Special Needs: Gi 

Postsecondary Transitioi 

OTHER PUBUCAT 

College Freshmen with Disat 

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AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND 
15 WEST 16th STREET 
NEW YORK, N.Y. 10011 



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ABLEDATA 

American Amputee Foundation 

American Council of the Blind 

American Foundation for the Blind 

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (Consumers) 

Association of Radio Reading Services, Inc 

Captioned Films for the Deaf 

Center for Special Education Technology Information Exchange 

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 

Epilepsy Foundation of America (Consumers) 

Federal Student Aid Information Center 

Foundation Center 

HEATH Resource Center 

Job Accommodation Network 

Job Opportunities for the Blind 

IBM National Support Center for Persons with Disabilities 

National Captioning Institute 

National Committee for Citizens in Education 

National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 

National Down Syndrome Congress 

National Easter Seal Society 

National Head Injury Foundation (Families, Consumers) 

National Health Information Center 

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Handicaps 

National Organization on Disability 

National Rehabilitation Information Center 

National Spinal Cord Injury Association 

Orton Dyslexia Society 

Spina Bifida Association 

Spinal Cord Injury Hotline (American Paralysis Association) 

United Cerebral Palsy Associations 



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details and for local telephone numbers. 

800 numbers are offered by an organization to increase its accessibility. Each call is charged to the 
organization, and, thus, is not a totally free service. 



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